The Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) hosts outstanding scholars and researchers, as well as representatives of both the visual and the performing arts, who find an interdisciplinary space for research and exchange in Hamburg, Germany.

In order to support and personalize the networking of HIAS fellows with scholars and researchers based in Hamburg, each fellow is assigned a collaboration partner (so called tandem partner) from one of the nine HIAS member institutions. The tandem partners ensure that the fellows are integrated into the respective Hamburg specialist communities and that both the fellows and their Hamburg tandem partners receive new impulses for their research.