On the 2nd January 2017 Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt) started its activities within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It aims to support advances in knowledge and research innovation and to contribute to the promotion of scientific development in Poland, with the ambition to complement the national institutional and scientific landscape. The Institute will focus on the wide diversity of the Humanities and Social Sciences while being also open to cross-cutting projects in an interdisciplinary perspective, thus creating a multidisciplinary and international learning community for these disciplines.