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About the Pufendorf IAS

The Pufendorf IAS (Pufendorfinstitutet) is an interdisciplinary institute at Lund University. We support researchers from all faculties at Lund University – from science and medicine to the humanities and arts – to work together on a scientific problem. The aim is to be a creative forum, an incubator for new ideas and a springboard for new research initiatives.

The Pufendorf IAS is a place where promising ideas for research are supported at a time when they have just begun to unfold. Researchers of different disciplinary backgrounds are given the opportunity to work together on scientific and societal challenges.

In order to find answers to complicated problems, we stimulate boundary-crossing collaboration and encourage early-stage research ideas, which we believe have the potential to open up new research frontiers. This is why we support collaborative, interdisciplinary groups with members who endeavour to learn from each other.

We aim to provide an oasis in academic life, where we offer the time and place to incubate research questions - and a foundation for further research. 

The institute make annually calls for Themes and Advanced Study Groups where all researchers from across the university are given the opportunity to work together on scientific problem, which they formulate themselves.  


Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen, director
stacey [dot] ristinmaa_sorensen [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (stacey[dot]ristinmaa_sorensen[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 62 10

Eva Persson, coordinator
eva [dot] persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (eva[dot]persson[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 62 03

Please send applications via email to: contact [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (ansokan[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)