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  • UvA Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC)

    The Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) of the University of Amsterdam supports all UvA lecturers in terms of educational innovation, teacher professionalisation and knowledge sharing. The TLC offers various open courses for all UvA lecturers and provides didactic and technical support for the design and improvement of online and offline education.

    Visit the TLC website for more information.

  • Partners

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

    Partners of the IIS
  • National Interdisciplinary Education Conference (NIE)

    Although we see many innovative initiatives throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, interdisciplinary education has not yet become part of regular education in higher education. To fully integrate knowledge from different disciplines and to gain a fuller understanding of our complex society in transition, we need a new educational approach. That is why the IIS has started to build an active interdisciplinary education network in the Netherlands (and the rest of the world) to join forces and define the standards of Interdisciplinary Education together.

    This resulted, among other things, in the idea to organise the first National Interdisciplinary Education (NIE) conference in 2017 for all academic universities and applied universities in the Netherlands and Belgium. The conference takes place annually at a different Dutch university.

    Visit our Events page to read about the upcoming online NIE event. For more information, visit

  • Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference (AIS)

    In 2019, IIS organised the international Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference. This was the first time the conference took place outside of the United States and Canada.

    From 24-26 October 2019, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies presented a sold-out international Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference. At the Roeterseiland Campus of the UvA, 30 different nationalities from 5 continents came together to exchange knowledge about Interdisciplinarity in global contexts. Read more about AIS