Like other institutes of advanced study elsewhere in the world, its purpose is to promote advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning.
JIAS therefore aims to reach beyond the regular teaching and research routines of contemporary higher education by encouraging collaborative and focused scholarly initiatives in both the humanities and the natural sciences.
JIAS is the first fully fledged institute of advanced learning in Gauteng, South Africa’s political and economic heartland. It is housed in a dedicated facility near the UJ main campus which offers accommodation as well as workshop and conferencing facilities.
For more information, visit the JIAS website.