MIAS (Madrid Institute for Advanced Study) is now part of the prestigious Network of Excellence "NetIas" which brings together 24 Institutes of advanced European Studies

4APRIL 2019
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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.

This alliance is formed by Institutes of Advanced Studies (IAS) of great prestige in Europe, such as the NIAS (Amsterdam), the Wissenschaftskolleg of Berlin, the CRASSH at Cambridge University, the IEA of Paris and the SCAS in Uppsala, which, among other purposes, work to stimulate dialogue on practices and possible forms of cooperation with each other.

With the idea of becoming one of the most attractive centres in Europe, representatives of MIAS have participated since 2016 as observers at the semi-annual meetings of NetIas, and in January 2019 officially requested to become part of the network.

The director of MIAS, Antonio Álvarez-Ossorio, has explained that this achievement has been made possible by the joint work of the two institutions that have founded the MIAS, the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and the Casa de Velázquez. He also praised the drive behind the candidacy of the Rector and the management team of the UAM, as well as the decisive contribution of the prestigious French institution founded a century ago. "The aim of MIAS is to be a platform to reinforce the internationalization of research in social and legal sciences, and in humanities. Our incorporation in NetIas has been made possible by the full support of the Rector and the management team of the university, and thanks to the close and intense collaboration with the House of Velázquez as co-founding institution. This achievement is the result of teamwork and I wish to expressly thank the work carried out by the management team of the Institute and by the Fellows, as well as the essential cooperation of the vice-rectorate of research and faculties. But, of course, the protagonists of this new step are the researchers and investigators of MIAS, who with their activity make reality the strategic objectives that motivated the creation of the Institute.

More information: http://aias.au.dk/events/netias-eurias-conference/

The institute

The Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) is a new 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 aim is to establish an Institute for Advanced Study in Madrid to enhance the national and institutional scientific environment, with a view to achieving due recognition in the coming years as one of the most attractive Institutes for Advanced Study in Europe, and to form part of the various European and worldwide networks of Institutes for Advanced Study, such as NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) or UBIAS (University-based Institutes for Advanced Study).

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.


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