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 Dieko Bakker

The title of his dissertation is: 'Cooperation and social control: Effects of preferences, institutions, and social structure'

PhD Defense Femke van der Werf

The title of her dissertation is 'Shadow of a rainbow? National and ethnic belonging in Mauritius’

PhD Defense Take Sipma

The title of his dissertation is 'Economic insecurity and populist radical right voting'