NIAS - one of the institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – has made it its mission to provide a physical and intellectual space for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences that is driven by curiosity and cross-discipline collaboration. NIAS is committed to supporting independent research and knowledge exchange in a setting that is both collaborative and multi-disciplinary – breaking down cross-discipline barriers and facilitating innovative advances in the process.
NIAS Standing Statement
Deliberation is the driving force behind scientific research and the production of scientific knowledge. Academic freedom and the safety of researchers are crucial in this regard. The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) places great value on curiosity-driven research. From this perspective, we strive to stimulate discussion and reduce the risk of academic self-censorship. In addition, we aim to serve the public interest by encouraging critical thinking and speech, disseminating knowledge and insight, and contributing to free and safe debate in the scientific community, and in society at large.
NIAS Code of conduct
We all cooperate to create and maintain a safe, respectful and inclusive environment. A space in which everyone acknowledges the challenges we face when discussing difficult and/or sensitive topics. A space where individuals feel invited and encouraged to speak up and share their perspectives, also when these might be outside the dominant norm, uncomfortable, or challenging.
Publications by NIAS
NIAS' rich history of research by international, best-in-field scholars is reflected in numerous publications that can be found below.
If you have any questions or queries regarding NIAS, its goals, fellowships, procedures, selection process or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.
NIAS’ staff are dedicated to providing the best possible research environment for the pursuit of curiosity-driven advanced research in the humanities and social sciences.
NIAS is engaged in partnerships with several public and private organisations to encourage its community of researchers, scholars and academics share ideas and collaborate. NIAS is a also member of two international networks with sister Institutes for Advanced Study.
NIAS is the Netherlands’ only independent institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences. It was founded in 1970 and opened its doors to the first group of fellows in 1971, making it the first institute of its kind in Europe and the third of its kind in the world.
Quality assurance and evaluation
Research assessments are a key component of the quality assurance system of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and it's institutes. On this page you will find NIAS's Strategy Evaluation Protocol (SEP) evaluation and the responses on this evaluation.
NIAS - one of the institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – has made it its mission to provide a physical and intellectual space for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences that is driven by curiosity and cross-discipline collaboration.