15 Jun 2022
The Institute has been appointed a European Physical Society’s (EPS) Historic Site
The European Physical Society’s (EPS) committee for Historic Sites has appointed Gamla Fysicum, currently the Pufendorf IAS, as an EPS Historic Site.
14 Jun 2022
New Themes and Advanced Study Groups autumn 2022
The institute welcomes two new Themes and at least two new Advanced Study Groups (ASGs) this autumn.
20 May 2022
Researchers warn of increased fire risk in war-torn Ukraine
In the wake of climate change and an increasingly warmer and drier climate, wildfires are becoming more common. In Ukraine, the war further increases the risk. Already in March thi...
7 Apr 2022
Guest researcher Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen will explore the ethics of post hoc interventions.
We are pleased to welcome our new guest researcher, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen is a professor of political theory at Aarhus University and will join the Th...
2 Feb 2022
Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen – New Director of the Pufendorf IAS
In January, we welcomed Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen as new Director of the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies. In this interview you can get to know her and read about her thou...
21 Dec 2021
The Institute welcomes three new Themes and one Advanced Study Group
In February, the institute will welcome a new ASG, Wildfires in the Anthropocene, and three new Themes: Nature by Numbers, Post Hoc Interventions, and Synthetic Biology. We hope th...
8 Oct 2021
Call for applications to the Pufendorf IAS are now open.
The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies at Lund University announces the yearly calls for application to Themes and Advanced Study Groups.
2 Jun 2021
Previous Themes back with new ideas
Four previous Themes return in autumn to once again work at the institute, now as Themes 2.0
4 Mar 2021
RQ20 praises the Pufendorf IAS model
In the report from the Lund University Research Quality assessment 2020, the panel looks to the Pufendorf IAS as a model and asset for interdisciplinary and international work at t...
3 Mar 2021
A future without antibiotics explored in new anthologies
What would a future without antibiotics mean for mankind? That is one central issue for two new anthologies from the multidisciplinary Theme Post-Antibiotic Futures at the Pufendor...
3 Mar 2021
Exploring political polarisation on the internet
The storming of the Capitol, waning trust in politicians and authorities, growing fact resistance, and filter bubbles – a great deal is today attributed to growing political polari...
2 Mar 2021
A closer look at In Search of Search and its Engines - interview with the coordinators
The Theme welcomes a new guest researcher, coordinators Olof Sundin and Alison Gerber talk about their plans and future of the Theme
15 Feb 2021
Call for Theme applications for 2022
The call for Theme applications for 2022 is now open! This year the Pufendorf IAS is making a call for Theme applications in both the spring and the autumn.
10 Feb 2021
Former Themes invited back to the Institute!
Members of past Themes are invited back to the institute in a unique initiative we call Themes 2.0. This is an opportunity to re-form and rethink ideas of previous Themes and a cha...
7 Oct 2020
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 - for a discovery of a tool which will change society
The CRISPRideas Theme to discuss CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors; the scientific breakthroughs and implications for society, in a symposium.
28 Apr 2020
New Themes and Advanced Study Groups 2020-2021
In the autumn of 2020, the Pufendorf IAS will welcome eight new groups; five Themes and three Advanced Study Groups. The new Themes will work on current issues concerning: a future...
26 Nov 2019
Interview with the editors of the new book Towards a Political Economy of Degrowth
In 2015-2016, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson were coordinators of the Degrowth Theme at the Pufendorf IAS. On the 28 of November, almost five years later, they are ...
23 Oct 2019
Interview with Max Koch about the challenges to a degrowth transition
Professor Max Koch, member of the Pufendorf IAS Themes ’Sustainable Welfare’ (2014-2015) and ’Degrowth’ (2015-2016) has, together with co-author Milena Büchs, been awarded the Atl...
8 Oct 2019
The Pufendorf IAS 10 Year Jubilee
It has now been 10 years since the Pufendorf IAS welcomed its first Theme. Since then, hundreds of researchers have had the chance to advance new interdisciplinary areas of researc...
3 Oct 2019
Critical Explorations of Crisis: Politics, Precariousness, and Potentialities
How, on what basis, by whom and in what context is crisis proclaimed? What does crisis mean for social justices, security, and rights in particular contexts for various groups due ...