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Sarton medal 2018-2019 awarded to Claude Diebolt

Claude Diebolt, 2012 USIAS Fellow, received the Sarton medal 2018-2019 for economics and management...

Gutenberg Chair for Stephen Dobson

In December 2018, USIAS Fellow Stephen Dobson was awarded a Gutenberg Chair. Each year, a select...

2019 cohort of USIAS Fellows appointed

USIAS is delighted to announce that 15 Fellows have been appointed within 12 Fellowship projects...

Georges Kleiber receives honorary doctorate

Georges Kleiber, USIAS Chair of Language Sciences, has been awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by...


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, currently the largest in France, traces its history back to 1621. It has been home to historic figures such as 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