Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)
The Institute for Advanced Studies of Jerusalem is a national scientific institution designed to serve as a catalyst for high quality, innovative research in diverse fields. Founded in 1975 and housed on the Givat Ram Campus of The Hebrew University, the Institute was inspired by the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Since that time, it has provided scholars of the highest calibre an opportunity to focus on their research while also engaging in cross-fertilization of ideas. The IAS organises Collaborative Research Groups focused on a shared topics and enables Israeli researchers to be mentored by eminent scholars in their field. It holds workshops and conferences to encourage sharing of scientific knowledge with the broader academic community and the public at large.