The purpose of the Institute for Advanced Study (hereinafter as “IAS CEU”) at Central European University is to promote the free and independent pursuit of pioneering scholarly research in the context of an interdisciplinary intellectual community with the expectation of the publication or other forms of dissemination of research results. Located in Budapest, the cultural and academic hub of Central and Eastern Europe, and attached to a densely international university, IAS CEU brings together scholars from all over the world who work mainly in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, law and art but would not necessarily be restricted to these domains of academic research. Special fellowship programs for scholars from other fields may be designed in response to emerging academic and scientific changes and developments. High-level scholarly work is achieved through a combination of sustained, individually undertaken research, and collaboration, exchange, symbiosis and synergy with other scholars. IAS CEU is committed to providing its fellows with the time, space, environment and opportunity to design their own balance among the opportunities offered.
Established in 2011, IAS CEU continues the intellectual tradition of the former Institute for Advanced Study, the Collegium Budapest.