Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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Books by ICS members (2022)

Several ICS members wrote books in 2022

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In the spotlight

ERC Consolidator Grant for Tobias Stark

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

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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 Hendrik Nunner

The title of his dissertation is 'Co-evolution of social networks and infectious diseases'

PhD Defense Carly van Mensvoort

The title of her defense is 'Inspiring leaders: An empirical study of female supervisors at work'

PhD Defense Anne van der Put

The title of her defense is 'Healthy at work: The role of the work environment in worksite health promotion'

PhD Defense Rowan ten Kate

The title of her defense is 'Understanding loneliness among older migrants'