UBIAS places great emphasis on supporting outstanding young researchers. They will be the intellectual leaders of tomorrow. The UBIAS-programme Intercontinental Academia is an exciting opportunity for young researchers from all over the world to engage with topics of fundamental relevance. Each Intercontinental Academia (ICA) promotes the scientific exchange between generations, disciplines, cultures and continents, investing particularly in young scientists aged between 30 and 40 years from different areas of knowledge to engage in an interdisciplinary collaborative study. Each ICA stands under the guidance of three senior scientists - of regional and international recognition - which will coordinate the activities. Two ICAs have been realized: ICA 1 on the topic of “Time” was realized by UBIAS-member institutes IAR Nagoya and IAE São Paulo. UBIAS-institutes ZIF Bielefeld and IIAS Jerusalem are responsible for ICA 2 on the topic of “Human dignity”. For further information on these programmes, please refer to the specific web-sites.

UBIAS - About the Institute

The UBIAS network was initiated in 2010, when representatives from 32 research institutes worldwide met at the conference entitled hosted by the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany. The founding of the first UBIAS dates back 40 years. However, the last 10 years have seen an upsurge in the establishment of such institutes across the globe – and this trend continues. The network was established to enable structured forms of exchange in this growing segment, including bi-annual conferences and joint programmes between partner institutes.

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