Université de Strasbourg


Portrait of Frédéric Colin, USIAS Marc Bloch Chair

The first holder of the USIAS Marc Bloch Chair, Frédéric Colin, is director of the Institute of...

Portrait of Brigitte Kieffer, USIAS Paul Ehrlich Chair

Brigitte Kieffer, who has been awarded the first USIAS Paul Ehrlich Chair, is a research director...

Call for proposals for 2024 USIAS Fellowships

The call for proposals for 2024 USIAS Fellowships has been launched. USIAS welcomes applications...

Inaugural lectures of the new Paul Ehrlich and Marc Bloch chairs

On 1 June 2023, the inaugural lectures of the newly established USIAS chairs, the Paul Ehrlich...

USIAS in brief

USIAS 10 years

USIAS 10 years anniversary booklet - download pdf


Depliant USIAS GB

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.

USIAS information leaflet - download pdf

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, the Board includes up to two associated chairs, held by top-level academics from outside of Strasbourg, and up to three temporary chairs, held by researchers from the University of Strasbourg who have made an exceptional contribution to their field; each of these chair positions are awarded for two years.

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