Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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ICS sociologists work on corona-related issues

ODISSEI & UU grant for ICS researchers

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NRO grant for Maaike Engels (RUG)

Maaike Engels (post-doc RUG) received an NRO grant for her project ‘Bridging the Gap: The Role of Teachers in the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education’

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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 Lotte Scheeren

The title of her dissertation is 'Not on the Same Track? Tracking Age and Gender Inequality in Education'

PhD Defense Andrea Forster

The title of her dissertation is 'Navigating Educational Institutions: Mechanisms of Educational Inequality and Social Mobility in Different Educational Systems'