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 research on how work careers develop – by Thijs Bol

Thijs Bol (associate professor UvA) received an ERC Starting Grant (€1,5 million) for his project From School to Career: Towards A Career Perspective on the Labour Market Returns to Education

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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 Ardita Muja

The title of her dissertation is 'From school to work: The role of the vocational specificity of education in young people’s labor market integration'

PhD Defense Siyang Kong

The title of her dissertation is ‘Women and Work in Contemporary China. The Effect of Market Transition on Women’s Employment, Earnings, and Status Attainment’