HITS carries out innovative, fundamental research in an interdisciplinary setting. Our aim is to be international leaders in our research areas. We strive for quality rather than quantity, and new ideas are fostered.
We consider scientific freedom – without the pressure to follow short-lived trends – along with first-class support for young researchers to be of the utmost importance. We recognize that successful cooperation between researchers from different subject areas is based on scientific excellence and that it requires our concerted efforts. The unique working environment, infrastructure and organization of HITS supports us towards our scientific goals.
Integrity and sustainability, societal responsibility in dialogue with the general public, an international outlook, mutual respect, family-friendliness, and diversity – these are the foundations on which HITS is built.