The wide range of research in the humanities at the University of Amsterdam is organised in five research schools, which together form the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR). Each school covers an important research area within the Faculty of Humanities. In addition, the faculty also participates in an interfaculty research institute with the Faculty of Science: the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC).
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.