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The Interuniversity Attraction Poles (PAI) Programme


The Interuniversity Attraction Poles (IAP) programme aims at providing in Belgium a temporary impulse at the formation of excellent interuniversity networks in basic research.

The principal objectives of the IAP-programme’s are to:

  • provide excellent research teams with additional human and material resources in order to get a sufficient critical mass;
  • encourage collaborations between teams from different institutions belonging to the different Belgium’s linguistic Communities;
  • promote complementarity and interdisciplinarity between these teams;
  • enable young teams to benefit from the environment of excellence provided by a network and its international influence;
  • facilitate the insertion of Belgian research teams in European and international networks.

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