The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is the UvA's knowledge centre for interdisciplinary learning and teaching. It develops new courses in collaboration with the faculties.
The IIS has more than 20 years' experience in interdisciplinary education and continuously develops substantive education innovations with an interdisciplinary character. The institute identifies new themes and issues linked to current developments in academia and society.
Over 3,000 students study at the IIS. The IIS offers a number of interdisciplinary study programmes along with a wide range of electives (minors, honours modules and various public events) for students from any faculty, staff, and members of the public. All its activities are interdisciplinary in nature and are designed in collaboration with one or more faculties.