International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study
"The idea of the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study was conceived at a Nobel Symposium 14 in Stockholm in 1969, entitled “The Place of Value in a World of Facts.” IFIAS was founded at a second workshop in March, 1972, attended by 18 prominent research institutions from developed and developing countries. IFIAS’ original objectives were:
"To promote and carry out joint transdisciplinary and transnational research on world problems with a special emphasis on social, ethical and humanistic aspects; "To exchange information and staff among its members in industrial and developing countries and to help place the work of its members in a wider perspective of human and global needs; "To build, through its network of contacts, a new type of community of joint interests, and research for the discussion and promotion of new ideas, concepts and evaluations of the long-term implications and consequences of the work of the members; "To involve decision-makers in its work and to develop mechanisms for effective communication of the results to decision-makers.
- Alexander King - former chair
- Sir Herman Bondi
- Ian Burton - former director
- Rob McLean - former executive director
- Arne Tiselius
- Nils Stahle
- Sam Nilsson
Resources and articles
- International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study history, organizational web page, accessed April 15, 2018.