The Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) is a research centre that has been created jointly by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Casa de Velázquez, as part of the development of the Universidad Autónoma UAM-CEI International Campus of Excellence.
This is the first Institute for Advanced Study in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the Spanish-American area. Its purpose is, by means of a policy of invitations to prestige guest researchers, to reinforce and internationalise research, chiefly in the sphere of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a transversal perspective extending from the Iberian world to the global dimension.
The Madrid Institute for Advanced Study has become part of the European network of Institutes for Advanced Studies (NetIas), set up by 24 institutes and which houses more than 500 researchers per full academic year. The adhesion of MIAS to this prestigious European network, which aims to create multidisciplinary and international learning Communities, was unanimously approved at the annual conference of the NetIas Network 2019, which took place on 3 and 4 April in Aarhus University.
The MIAS policy, based on invitations, intends to put together a community comprising individual researchers, who are free from any academic or administrative duties during their residency, and who will pursue an innovative project in an environment conducive to scientific debate among the different disciplines and civilisations.
The Institute supports fundamental research, from a transversal perspective, across the entire range of Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences. Considering its international talent recruitment policy, the Institute does not require candidates to provide evidence of knowledge of Spanish or of prior research experience in Spain.