The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is one of only 30 similar institutes worldwide, which make up the University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) network? UBIAS are associated with or embedded within a university, and actively contribute to the academic culture and the scientific achievements of their home university. By offering various fellowship programs on different academic levels (junior and senior researchers), UBIAS institutes bring together outstanding researchers from different disciplines, nationalities and academic backgrounds, creating a productive environment for innovative research.