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Annual Symposium 2017: Immunotherapy against cancer

This year's symposium will present two of the leading pioneers in the field of cancer...

3rd Kyoto Lecture: Susumu Kitagawa

On Monday 25 September 2017, professor Susumu Kitagawa from Kyoto University has delivered the 3rd...

Call for proposals Fellowships USIAS 2018

The call for proposals for USIAS Fellowships 2018 has been launched. Each year the institute awards...

Joint USIAS-FRIAS Fellowships 2017

In the third call of the joint fellowship programme of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies...


USIAS in short

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, and is part of the national strategy for Investments in the Future (Investissements d’Avenir) of France.

In order to realise this mission, USIAS welcomes excellent researchers from all countries and all disciplinary backgrounds. Each year, the Institute selects 10-20 Fellows for a period of between three months and two years to undertake innovative research. In addition, the institute hosts short visits and organises special lecture series and conferences.

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 de 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 second largest in France, traces its history back to 1631. It has been home to historic figures such as 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 who have been awarded a permanent excellence status in the context of the IdEx. The University currently counts four Nobel laureates (1987, 2011, 2013, 2016), three of which sit on the USIAS Governing Board.

Investissements d'Avenir