Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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NRO grant for researchers RUG & UVA

René Veenstra (RUG, 1994), Jan Kornelis Dijkstra (RUG, 2002), Herman van de Werfhorst (UVA, 1996), Thijs Bol (UVA), Sara Geven (UU, 2011) & Gerine Lodder have received a NRO grant

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VENI grants for Gerine Lodder (RUG) and Sara Geven (UvA)

The Proximity Project: Loneliness in Adolescence Explained by Social Relations and Social Appraisals

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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 Maarten ter Huurne

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PhD Defense Roos van der Zwan

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