The IIAS hosts six Advanced Schools annually on topics representing the cutting edge of intellectual curiosity, for promising doctoral and postdoctoral students. Award-winning international scholars, including Nobel Laureates, lead the Schools as their General Directors. Participants learn about the latest advances in their disciplines, are mentored by leaders in their fields, and establish professional networks.
The Schools focus on the following disciplines: theoretical physics, life sciences, economic theory, mathematics, the humanities, and computer science & engineering, and last 6-14 days. Featuring lectures, roundtables, and informal sessions, they provide an opportunity too for students to present their own research.
The Advanced Schools have created some of the longest standing traditions and greatest sources of pride at the IIAS.