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The IIS is made up of a diverse team of professionals: lecturers, study advisers, tutors, programme coordinators and developers, and a secretariat. Besides its permanent staff, the institute regularly works with colleagues in other faculties and with guest lecturers external to the UvA. These exchanges and the combination of implementation and development tasks is key to the success of the institute. Staff are often involved with several different projects, which benefits their professional and personal development and contributes to a stimulating working and learning environment.

International partners

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies has international partners and is a member of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). The IIS is also a co-founder of the International Network for Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity. 

Advisory Board

The IIS Advisory Board is made up of the following members:

  • Drs. Josta de Hoog: Senior researcher at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
  • Dr. Caroline Nevejan: Chief Science Officer of the Municipality of Amsterdam and professor by special appointment of Designing Urban Experience
  • Prof. Vincent Icke: Extraordinary professor of cosmology at the University of Amsterdam and professor of theoretical astronomy at Leiden University
  • Prof. George C. Molenkamp: KPMG Sustainability Advisory Council
  • Dr. Sandra van der Hel: Alumna FPS, Phd. candidate Sustainable Development at UU
  • Drs. Jaco de Swart: Alumnus B├Ęta-gamma, Phd. candidate Theoretical Physics at the UvA
  • Drs. Natalija Counet: Jobs of the Future Lead at Amsterdam Economic Board en Skills for the Future Expert at 361degreesLAB Dr.
  • Dirk Haen: Policy officer at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • Dennis van Galen: Director of CREA

Annual reports

The latest annual reports are only available in Dutch. Visit the Dutch website of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies