Founding Conference 2010

“University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study in a Global Perspective: Promises, Challenges, New Frontiers” (25th–27th October)

From 25th–27th October 2010, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Germany, hosted the world’s first conference of University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study, to which speakers and participants from leading international research universities were invited. The conference brought together 32 research colleges from 19 countries in five continents. This rich diversity of institutions present facilitated in-depth exchange of views and experiences, and provided an opportunity to explore the potential and development prospects for this new type of academic research institute. The results are documented in the conference proceedings:

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