Participants in the Obermann Center join a community where an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach is valued. obermann.uiowa.edu
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies is dedicated to advancing the research mission of the University of Iowa by encouraging innovation, cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, imaginative collaborations, and engagement with our local and global communities.
The Obermann Center invites leading scholars from all fields to join an intellectually stimulating and productive community in which they are able to cross the boundaries of their disciplines in order to explore the expansive horizons of endless knowledge.
The Center had its beginnings as University House in 1978, and was rededicated in 1993 after a major gift from UI alumni Esco and Avalon Obermann.