The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Casa de Velázquez, two of the leading centres for intensive research in Humanities and Social Sciences in the Iberian Peninsula, have historically demonstrated their interest in encouraging mutual cooperation, as evidenced by several framework agreements (1995, 2013 and 2016) and calls for biennial research projects.

In March 2016 the parties declared their interest in cooperating in the design and configuration of an Institute for Advanced Study as part of the UAM, under the denomination of the Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS); it was to follow the model inaugurated at Princeton and further developed in Berlin, Uppsala, Freiburg, Zürich and Paris.

Its creation was approved by the Executive Board of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, on March 31st 2017. Casa de Velázquez then joined the Institute through an agreement with the UAM, and as such the MIAS operates as a joint centre for both entities.


08/05/2018 - 30min 22s - Espagnol