The wide range of research in the humanities at the University of Amsterdam takes place within six research schools. Five of these together form the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR). One of them, the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), is an interfaculty research institute of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science.
Each school/institute has its own research programme. Research schools are also the home base for PhD students, who interact with each other and with senior members in the research groups that make up the research school. The research groups do not only carry out their own research programme, they also organise lectures, workshops, and conferences.