The AIS is based on three principles that its members see insufficiently supported in other universities:
- The absence of any cultural and linguistic bias not only in scientific content but also in the teaching of this content. In order to achieve this goal as far as possible the AIS holds its conventions and summer schools in a neutral language, at present using Esperanto. Students write their thesis in two parallel languages: Esperanto and a second language of their choice (usually their native language). Research papers, too, are often written in two languages to reduce influence of language on the paper’s logic.
- Studying in several places. Students are encouraged to spend part of their studies abroad, or at least at an AIS summer school, so as to get in contact with other cultures.
- Interdisciplinarity, intense contact and scientific exchange between the faculties and scientific branches. To achieve this, other faculties must be represented in examination committees, and students get maximum freedom in choosing their minor.
(1) estas tre interesa vidis en la lumo je (de/da?) freŝa studoj kiu montris ke oni estas malpli biasa en onia penso kiam oni rezonas aŭ pensas en fremda lingvo. Vidu mia komentoj al la studo ĉi.