The Institute for Advanced Study, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of six University-wide centers at the University of Minnesota. The Institute for Advanced Study supports and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative research and creative work across the University and fosters connections between the University and local and regional communities. The Institute is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The Institute describes itself as a site, concept, and community dedicated to public and intellectual exchange across the fields of human endeavor. The Institute describes itself as a place where faculty, students, and community members take intellectual risks, challenge theoretical assumptions, integrate different forms of knowledge, and take on important questions aimed at reshaping understandings of the human condition.