Students tailor courses and research with top scientists on staff and acquire practical and theoretical knowledge using cutting-edge tools to gain experience in the lab and the field. During the course of their studies, students in the program participate in fieldwork and have access to the numerous facilities (laboratories, collections, etc.) within the Institute. An early integration in ongoing research projects and the development of scientific skills allows students to undertake projects of their choice, in consultation with their advisors, and to investigate current questions in a wide range of fields in archaeology. We expect that all students gain hands-on experience with archaeological and anthropological data and produce an original contribution to the field in the form of a thesis.