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IAS Founded May 20, 1930

Marking the creation of the Institute for Advanced Study

Published 2018

On May 20, 1930, a certificate of incorporation was filed with the State of New Jersey, marking the creation of the Institute for Advanced Study. Neither a university nor a research organization, the Institute fulfilled the dreams of its first Director, Abraham Flexner, and its founders, Louis Bamberger and his sister Caroline Bamberger Fuld, an institute for advanced study in which a community of scholars and scientists could pursue curiosity-driven research, free from external pressures.

Learn more about the Institute's founding, mission, and history.