Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS)
The mission of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies is to advance highest quality research at Aarhus University (AU) by attracting talented, highly qualified fellows worldwide and within all disciplines. Fellows are proved ideal opportunities to further develop their research in short to long fellowship periods by ensuring fellows’ participation in various kinds of collaboration and exchange with researchers, research groups and advanced students at AU and abroad.
Housed in a completely renovated building that opened in the spring of 2013, the AIAS provides a physical home and programmatic framework for excellent researchers who come to the Institute from outside Denmark for shorter or longer periods, as well as for fellows competitively selected among Aarhus University’s researchers. The primary criterion for selection of fellows is excellence and not research topic. Therefore, fellows represent a broad scope of academic disciplines and are hereby contributing to the multidisciplinary setting of the Institute. Fellows are encouraged to engage with each other and with local researchers, but this is completely on a voluntarily basis, not a criterion.
AIAS Fellowships typically lasts between one and three years. AIAS also offers a base for senior guest researchers who are at AU for shorter periods.