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From the beginning of time to our time – curiosity driven research

The Danish IAS at SDU is a research center that aims to inspire groundbreaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor program, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field. The original idea of a Danish Institute for Advanced Study dates back to May 2011, then the first of its kind among the Nordic countries.

The centre is led by Professor Thorbjørn Knudsen and Professor Francesco Sannino. The head of the administrative staff is centre administrator Charlotte Gøbel, email gobel@dias.sdu.dk