Université de Strasbourg


New book by David Le Breton - Sensing the World: An Anthropology of the Senses

A new book by David Le Breton, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of...

ERC Consolidator grant for Joseph Schacherer, USIAS Fellow 2017

On 28 November 2017, the ERC announced the awarding of the 2017 Consolidator Grants for top...

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 delivered the 3rd...

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