Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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PhD vacancies @Utrecht University

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Books by ICS members

ICS members Frank van Tubergen, Vincent Buskens & Rense Corten, and Tanja van der Lippe published interesting books

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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 Marijn Keijzer

The title of his thesis is 'Opinion Dynamics in Online Social Media'

PhD Defense Sander Kunst

The title of his thesis is 'The educational divide in openness towards globalisation in Western Europe'

PhD Defense Nella Geurts

The title of her thesis is 'Puzzling pathways: The integration paradox among migrants in Western Europe'