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Paper published in Nature Communications for GOLEM team

Nature Communications has just published a paper dealing with the coupling between the quantized...

2020 Nemmers Prize in mathematics awarded to Nalini Anantharaman

Nalini Anantharaman, Chair of Mathematics at USIAS and full professor at the University of...

Carbon burning in massive stars – new findings from the STELLA team

The STELLA experiment team, including former USIAS Fellows Sandrine Courtin and David Jenkins,...

Jean Monnet Chair for William Gasparini, 2013 Fellow

The European Commission has awarded a second Jean Monnet Chair to William Gasparini, 2013 Fellow of...


USIAS in brief

The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) was created in 2012 to fund excellent, original research in all scientific domains and to serve as a place of intellectual innovation. USIAS is a flagship project of the Excellence Initiative (IdEx) of the University of Strasbourg, within the national strategy for Investments in the Future (Investissements d’avenir) of France.

Through its Fellowship programme and activities such as the short visit programme and lecture series, USIAS welcomes and supports outstanding researchers from all countries and disciplinary backgrounds. Each year, the institute selects 10-20 Fellows for a period of between three months and two years to undertake innovative research.

Strasbourg is the seat of important European institutions such as the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Parliament. Its historic city centre with the thousand-year old Cathédrale Notre-Dame is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, as is the late 19th century Neustadt area adjacent to the central campus of the University of Strasbourg.

The University of Strasbourg, traces its history back to 1621. It has been home to historic figures such as Beno Gutenberg, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Louis Pasteur, Georg Simmel, Albert Schweitzer and Marc Bloch. The University is part of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and is one of three universities in France that has been awarded a permanent excellence status in the context of the IdEx. It currently counts four Nobel laureates (1987201120132016), three of whom hold a USIAS Chair.

In total, twelve permanent Chair positions exist, held by highly distinguished Strasbourg academics from all domains; together they constitute the institute’s Governing Board. In addition, USIAS awards associate Chairs for a period of up to two years.

Investissements d'Avenir