Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Affiliated centers

Cooperation across the programme groups is institutionalised in interdisciplinary centres that are affliated to the AISSR.

Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)

The centre is organised around one of 15 Research Priority Areas at the University of Amsterdam and focuses on the urban environment uniting social scientists, geographers and planners of different programme groups.

Director Luca Bertolini presents the Centre for Urban Studies and its research themes:

Centre for Social Science and Global Health (SSGH)

SSGH is organised around one of 15 Research Priority Areas at the University of Amsterdam. SSGH builds on a long tradition of multidisciplinary social science research on health and illness.

ACCESS EUROPE (Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies) 

ACCESS EUROPE, a cooperation of University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Free University Amsterdam (VU), is a platform for research, education and public debate about Europe, the European Union and its member states. 

Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS)

AMCIS studies inequalities in (post-) industrialized societies and particularly focuses on the impact of stratifying variables (social origin, education, gender and ethnicity) on three outcome pillars: socioeconomic attainment (concerning outcomes in the domains of education, work, and income), political behaviour and opinions, and living arrangements.

Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality Studies (ARC-GS)

AISSR researchers have have taken the initiative to constitute a new Interdisciplinary Research Centre to bring together scholars from different disciplines working on gender, sexuality and related issues, especially race and ethnicity.

Centre for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES)

IMES is an interdisciplinary research institute that focuses on international migration and the integration of immigrants and their descendants in host societies in a comparative perspective. Research projects revolve around themes such as transnationalism, religious diversity, multicultural democracy, radicalization, labour & entrepreneurship, generational change and urban public space.

Long-Term Care Partnership (LTCP)

This partnership consists of two research groups:

  1. Long-Term Care and Dementia: focusing on dementia care in the Netherlands and aiming to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and of their loved one's and of working quality of dementia professionals. 
  2. Long-Term Care and Citizenship: analysing when and how people with a disability are and feel acknowledged and respected.

The Amsterdam Centre for Conflict Studies (ACCS)

The Amsterdam Center for Conflict Studies provides a platform for interdisciplinary and international scholarly cooperation. While each affiliated scholar has an individual focus and expertise, the research undertaken at the ACCS are clustered around five research themes. 

Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

CSDS frames sustainable development as a process that addresses the urgent environmental issues of this time, while attending to problems of poverty and human indignity. Sustainable development issues manifest themselves at multiple scale levels at global to local level.

Published by  AISSR

8 March 2016