The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) of Jerusalem is a national institution devoted to academic research. Located at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram, the IIAS is a self-governing body, both in its administrative function as well as its academic pursuit.

The primary function of the Institute is to encourage and support collaborative research. Along with collaborative Research Groups, the Institute annually hosts six Advanced Schools as well as many conferences.

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We have (temporarily) moved!

June 21, 2020
The IIAS offices have temporarily relocated to C5 of the Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, while the Feldman Building is undergoing renovations. We look forward to returning to the newly renovated IIAS at the beginning of September.


Applications are now open for Research Groups and Individual Fellowships at the IIAS for 2022-23.

Click here for information on the application process for Research Groups, and a link to the application form.

Click here for information on the application process for Individual Fellowships, and a link to the application form.

The Open Calls for Research Groups and Individual Fellowships can be found here.

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Thomas Horsley

Thomas Horsley

University of Liverpool

Thomas Horsley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Edinburgh (2009-2011), funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council. He was appointed Associated Head of Department in 2019.


Thomas specialises in EU and UK constitutional law with a particular focus on theorising the relationships between constitutions and institutions. He has published widely in leading international journals and edited collections. His first monograph, The Court of Justice of the European Union as an Institutional Actor: Judicial Lawmaking and its Limits, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2018.  It interrogates the function of the EU Treaty framework as a source of normative restraint on the Court of Justice and, more specifically, its interpretative choices as an institutional actor within the Union legal order.


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  • "There was something magical about the Institute, the people and the beautiful and serene campus, which I cannot quite explain, but it provided exactly the right mixture of quiet surrounding for research and opportunities to get together, consult and exchange ideas."

    Eyal Benvenisti

    University of Cambridge


  • "IAS was my home away from home for four times in two turbulent decades. It was a haven of tranquility, reflection, camaraderie and sheer beauty. Cooperation within my immediate groups was a source of abundant inspiration, but what made the IAS experience unique was the presence and influence of other groups. In my mind, the IAS comes closest to the ideal community of scholars."


    Yoram Shachar

    IDC Herzliya