Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

We are a leading research center and graduate school in the Netherlands.

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ERC Starting Grant for Thomas Leopold (UvA)

'Uncovering the Kinship Matrix: A New Study of Solidarity and Transmission in European Families'

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ORA-grant for project “ToRealSim Towards realistic computational models of social influence dynamics”

Andreas Flache (RUG), Michael Mäs (RUG) & Tom snijders (RUG) receive an ORA-grant of 1.2 million Euro.

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Our PhD Program

The ICS PhD program is designed for graduates in sociology or related disciplines who would like to acquire a PhD degree and pursue a scientific career. We hire graduates in social, behavioral, and economic sciences and in some cases other sciences such as computer sciences or mathematics.

As a leading institute we provide:

  • full four-year positions
  • more than 10 vacancies a year at 4 universities in the Netherlands
  • a structured program with training in advanced theory construction and research methods by means of courses, tutorials, and individual study
  • support by a personal supervision team and meetings on a regular basis

Upcoming events

PhD Defense Mathijs Kros

The title of his dissertation is 'The nature of negative contact. Studies on interethnic relations in western societies.'

PhD Defense Lonneke van den Berg

The title of her dissertation is 'Time to Leave. Contextual and Individual Explanations for the Timing of Leaving Home’

PhD Defense Marianne Hooijsma

The title of her dissertation is: Clashrooms: Interethnic peer relationships in schools

PhD Defense Marina Tulin

The title of her dissertation is 'Blind Spots in Social Resource Theory: Essays on the Creation, Maintenance and Returns of Social Capital'

PhD Defense Tomas Diviak

The title of his thesis is 'Criminal networks: actors, mechanisms, and structures'