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Results: 1 - 50 of 113
Results: 1 - 50 of 113
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    Call for Master's Students to join the IAS research community!
    25 Nov 2021
    The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers 8 outstanding Master's students the opportunity to join the IAS research community. You will get a part-time place to work on your ...
  • Energy transition through the lens of SDGs: new research priority area
    24 Nov 2021
    The Executive Board of the UvA has recently approved a new research priority area for the coming five years: "Energy transition through the lens of SDGs". It unites researchers working on economic, environmental, ...
  • Meet Annemarie van Wezel: our new MT member
    19 Nov 2021
    We are happy to announce that professor Annemarie van Wezel has recently joined our Management Team. Having worked on various environmental issues over the course of her career, Van Wezel brings much experience with ...
  • Impact of new coronavirus measures November 2021
    13 Nov 2021
    On Friday 12 November, the cabinet announced new coronavirus measures. These measures have an effect on our on-site activities.
  • Restart on-site activities
    21 Oct 2021
    Most restrictions in higher education and research have been lifted, which allows us to bring back the liveliness on site. Several interdisciplinary theme groups have restarted their regular meetups at the ...
  • Meet the new scientific director of IAS
    6 Sep 2021
    Developing new approaches to analyse complex problems and sparking conversations between disciplines. That is what Huub Dijstelbloem, professor of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Politics, intends to pursue at ...
  • Huub Dijstelbloem (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Huub Dijstelbloem named new director of Institute for Advanced Study
    30 Jun 2021
    Huub Dijstelbloem, professor of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Politics, will be the new scientific director of the UvA's Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). His appointment will take effect on 1 September and ...
  • Willem Bouten receives honorary medallion
    26 Jun 2021
    Willem Bouten, member of the IAS Management Team, has received an honorary medallion for the special contributions he has made to the university, including his great achievements in advancing interdisciplinary ...
  • Orion Maxted on theatre and collective thinking as a bridge between art and science
    23 Jun 2021
    Orion Maxted was Artist Fellow in Residence in 2020 at IAS. It was here that he formed The Interactions Group. A collective ‘thought band’ and artscience group that explores the interconnections of art, theatre, ...
  • A random walk through IAS research
    16 Jun 2021
    At the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) researchers from various disciplines collaboratively work on all kinds of complex scientific and societal challenges. To give you an impression, several of our community ...
  • Reopening the institute (update)
    25 May 2021
    In compliance with the current health and safety guidelines we have gradually restarted our activities on site, focussing on small-scale interdisciplinary meetups. Working from home will remain the norm. Selected ...
  • Interview with IAS Board of Trustees member Gabriela Ramos
    23 Mar 2021
    "The complexity of the times we live in shows us that all our systems [economic, social, environmental] are interconnected, which requires that all sciences come together."
  • Get acquainted with Esmee Geerken, ArtScience fellow at IAS
    22 Mar 2021
    We are happy to welcome artist and earth scientist Esmee Geerken to the IAS community as our new ArtScience fellow! You can get acquainted with her work by joining the symposium "Building as Being" that she is ...
  • IAS Associate Louis Vermeulen wins an Ammodo Science Award 2021
    9 Mar 2021
    The Ammodo Science Award stimulates fundamental science. IAS Associate Louis Vermeulen will receive a cash prize of 300,000 euros to advance his fundamental research on molecular oncology.
  • Simulation-based science: new website and activities
    31 Jan 2021
    The UvA Simulation-based Science (SbS) community is back! It brings together researchers from across all university departments to advance expertise on simulation-based methods. On 22 January, we kicked off this ...
  • Personal Microbiome Health: new research priority area
    27 Jan 2021
    The new research priority area Personal Microbiome Health unites researchers in oral and gut microbiome science with public health, social and behavioural sciences, complexity- and data science. Together they receive ...
  • Strategic partnership with Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
    21 Jan 2021
    On 19 January 2021 Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Angelique Berg, Director-General of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and IAS Board of Trustees member, signed a Programme ...
  • IAS thesis prize winner 2020
    16 Dec 2020
    This year nine Master's students were selected to work on their final thesis at the IAS. Due to the COVID-19 pandemics, the experience was different than expected for everyone. In the end, six students submitted ...
  • The IAS is currently closed
    14 Dec 2020
    In line with the current COVID-19 measures, the institute is currently closed. All activities are either postponed or organised online till Feb 9, 2021.
  • ArtScience fellowship: call for proposals
    13 Dec 2020
    In collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities we invite artists from all fields to submit a fellowship/artist in residence proposal for our ArtScience programme. The deadline for this special call is 31 January 2021.
  • Essay on the Future of Universities
    11 Dec 2020
    Last year we organised a discussion at IAS around the central question: "given the fundamental changes – technological, political, economic, and cultural – what will the university of the future be for?". The session ...
  • Stephen Wolfram, master of the computational universe, in Science beyond the Horizon
    16 Nov 2020
    On 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development, we launched our new lecture and debate series: Science beyond the Horizon. In this series we give the floor to leading thinkers who are at the forefront of ...
  • Funding for blue sky research workshops
    24 Sep 2020
    Many breakthroughs in modern science happen at the interface of previously unconnected fields of insight, but it requires intensive and extended conversation. In order to stimulate thorough and creative ...
  • IAS governance : new appointments
    31 Aug 2020
    There has been some rotation over summer, since several of the researchers that joined our Board of Associates from the very beginning have ended their second term. Besides that, we have installed a Management Team ...
  • The COVID-19 pandemic: time to reflect
    19 Jun 2020
    Together with Science versus Corona, we organise a series of discussions to foster exchange, debate and collaboration between the disciplines. Researchers are invited to initiate new discussions by proposing a theme.
  • Digital infrastructure for research into all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands
    8 Jun 2020
    An interdisciplinary consortium of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), receives €1 million to build an open digital infrastructure for safe network analysis of all ...
  • Photo by Wesley Tingey on unsplash
    Social unrest induced by pandemics
    22 Apr 2020
    Pandemics are known to affect societies at large. It is clear that the current COVID-19 outbreak has major implications, that could potentially cause social unrest. There is an urgent need to understand the drivers ...
  • IAS and AIGHD collaboration leads to new grant for AMR research
    14 Apr 2020
    The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) joined forces to better understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR) patterns and key drivers of AMR ...
  • Call for essays: the world after the corona crisis
    9 Apr 2020
    The global network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) has launched an open call to receive essays on the theme: "How will/should the world change?" Researchers from all disciplines and ...
  • Exhibition Weaving Time: inspired by IAS
    9 Mar 2020
    Our historical buildings are featured in the exhibition “Weaving Time” that will open 14 March 2020. Artist Mirjam Hagoort and HOH architects together present an installation that refers to the renovation of the IAS ...
  • "Sustainability challenges ask for an integrated approach"
    20 Feb 2020
    Today’s sustainability challenges can only be understood and managed if we study human and natural domains as connected and interacting components of one integrated system. And that is exactly the type of research ...
  • Eight PhD projects at Centre for Urban Mental Health to begin
    7 Feb 2020
    Eight PhD candidates will start this spring with interdisciplinary research at the Centre for Urban Mental Health at the UvA. In their projects, they will focus on psychological problems and conditions - such as ...
  • RIEC Amsterdam invests 1M euro in research: organised crime as a complex system
    27 Jan 2020
    The new research project "Computational modelling of criminal networks and value chains” aims to develop novel methods to analyse organised crime, by using a complexity approach.
  • IAS excellence students 2020 selected
    16 Jan 2020
    Following our call for proposals, we have selected nine Master's students to join the IAS research community and work on their final thesis at the institute. The best and most original thesis will be awarded with a ...
  • 'How do we keep up with the world?'
    10 Jan 2020
    Rector Karen Maex asked in her opening speech at the Dies Natalis how science and scholarship can keep up with a rapidly changing world. ‘Major changes such as globalisation and digitisation, climate and the energy ...
  • New IAS Associates on board!
    7 Jan 2020
    We are happy to announce that we have strengthened our Board of Associates with three new members.
  • Exhibition: Memories of the Present by Szilvia Mondel
    6 Jan 2020
    From January till July 2020 we have a special exhibition at the IAS. "Memories of the Present" consists of 20 oil paintings by Szilvia Mondel.
  • Curiosity, Serendipity and Complexity
    22 Dec 2019
    Short essay written by Peter Sloot, Scientific Director of the UvA Institute for Advanced Study.
  • UBIAS
    UBIAS Topic of the Year 2020: Dialogue
    21 Dec 2019
    Each year the international network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) selects a ‘Topic of the Year’; a topic of global importance that is explored through different activities and formats. In ...
  • Complexity research on the resilience of industry clusters
    15 Dec 2019
    A newly formed interdisciplinary IAS consortium recently got a project granted to study the complexity and resilience of regional industry clusters in the context of climate policy. The project is funded by the ...
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    Deadline extended : Call for excellent students to join the IAS research community!
    13 Dec 2019
    The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers 7 outstanding students the opportunity to join the IAS research community. You will get a (part-time) place to work on your final ...
  • Andrea Ravignani gets to lead a new Max Planck Research Group
    26 Nov 2019
    IAS visiting fellow Andrea Ravignani recently got awarded the opportunity to establish and lead an Independent Max Planck Research Group.
  • One year celebration: Policy by Simulation with TNO
    20 Nov 2019
    On November 19th we marked the one year celebration of our collaboration with TNO "Policy by Simulation”.
  • Prof Natali Helberger
    IAS Associate Natali Helberger appointed University Professor in Law and Digital Technology
    1 Nov 2019
    Prof. Natali Helberger has been appointed University Professor in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, effective 1 November 2019.
  • Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement
    IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates
    22 Oct 2019
    Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...
  • Sacha Epskamp wins Junior Scientific Award of the Complex Systems Society
    Sacha Epskamp wins Junior Scientific Award
    4 Oct 2019
    We are happy to announce that IAS research fellow Sacha Epskamp has won the Junior Scientific Award of the Complex Systems Society!
  • Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema at IAS
    Visit from the Mayor of Amsterdam
    30 Aug 2019
    On 30 August 2019 we were honoured by a visit from Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam and member of our Board of Trustees.
  • Eva Abels is awarded the prize for the best Master's thesis
    IAS thesis prize winners
    2 Aug 2019
    From January until August 2019 nine selected Master's students have worked on their final thesis at the IAS. They competed for a prize for the best and most original thesis.
  • Han van der Maas
    IAS Associate Han van der Maas appointed Faculty Professor
    13 Jul 2019
    Professor Han van der Maas has been appointed Faculty Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) of the University of Amsterdam to work on complexity research and build bridges between various ...
  • prof. P.C. Hengeveld
    Kees Hengeveld appointed to the Academia Europaea
    11 Jul 2019
    Professor Kees Hengeveld, who leads the Cultural Transition theme at the IAS, was recently appointed as new member of the Academia Europaea.