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AIAS part of prestigious society

Although a young Institute with only one and a half year in existence, the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies has been accepted as a member of NetIAS.

NetIAS is a network of the highest ranking European Institutes for Advanced Study. Hereby, the AIAS joins a collaborative network with notable institutes such as WiKo, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, CRASSH, Cambridge University, and SCAS, Uppsala. The network of IAS’ was created in 2004 to stimulate a dialogue on IAS practices and possible forms of cooperation. The NetIAS also works to influence research within the European region and to promote multi-disciplinary and multicultural learning communities for researchers. Membership is only granted institutes meeting a distinctive set of criteria concerning excellence, volume, selection procedures, etc. Every year applications for membership are turned down, and member institutes have even been excluded from the network.

The road to membership

Beginning with a visit in March 2015 at the AIAS by Secretary General of NetIAS Olivier Bouin, Director of the foundation Réseau français des instituts d’études avancées, Lyon, followed by a formal application process and finalised with a presentation by AIAS Director Morten Kyndrup at the Annual NetIAS Business meeting in Vienna from 15-18 April 2015, the AIAS was unanimously elected a member of the network. ‘This is an important step for the AIAS and for Aarhus University to have obtained this international recognition already now. It enhances our visibility and thus improves our recruitment possibilities. And it gives us a far much easier access to the existing experiences from prestigious institutes, having worked in this field for decades’, AIAS Director Morten Kyndrup says.

Partnership with prestigious institutes

As a member, the AIAS not only becomes a part of a collaborative network with prestigious European institutes, but subsequently also gains the opportunity of participating in the EURIAS fellowship programme – a Marie-Curie programme that is co-funded by the European Union. The current AIAS fellows are also offered the possibility of meeting with other fellows in the extensive network, thus further extending their scientific collaborations and exchanges of ideas across academic disciplines, research traditions and cultures.

Read about the network and see the members here:



Executive director and Professor Morten Kyndrup, kyndrup@aias.au.dk
Communications Officer Lena Bering, lber@aias.au.dk

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