Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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Latest news

ERC Condolidator Grant for Tobias Stark

Research proposal ‘DualNets: Bridges in social networks: Harnessing dual identity to improve interethnic relations’ awarded

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In the spotlight

2 awards for article “The Matthew Effect in Science Funding”

Thijs Bol (Associate Professor UvA), Mathijs de Vaan and Arnout van de Rijt (Professor UU) received two awards for their paper “The Matthew Effect in Science Funding”

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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 Danelien van Aalst

The title of her thesis is 'Elements Contributing to Teachers' Role in Bullying'

PhD Defense Wybren Nooitgedagt

The title of his thesis is 'Whose land is it? Perceived ownership and territorial compensation in settler societies'

PhD Defense Carlijn Bussemakers

The title of her thesis 'The interplay between adverse experiences and parental resources for children’s educational attainment'