The Institute for Advanced Study is - above all - its people. We bring together bright and creative minds around complex and wicked challenges, and we aim to create the right conditions for new ideas to flourish.
What researchers at the IAS all have in common is an inquisitive, creative mind, and an enormous drive to work on the big challenges that mankind faces in science and society. In their pursuit of new knowledge they are not afraid to colour outside the lines. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam form the core in our activitities, contributing to and benefitting from the IAS in various ways. But we also actively involve renowned researchers and talented early-career scholars from other universities and research institutes.