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Affiliated research centres are collaborative, often interdisciplinary between programma groups, initiatives on a specific research theme.

Click on each of the headers below for further information about a research centre:

  • 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. 

  • Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES)

    The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies aims to become a world-leading interdisciplinary centre of excellence in research, education and public debate on contemporary Europe, the European Union, and its member states. ACES has been designated a Research Priority Area by the UvA Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) and a University Research Priority Area. It has also been designated a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

    As an UvA-wide Centre and prospective University Research Priority Area, ACES is a cooperation between the Faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business (FEB), Law (FdR) and Humanities (FGw). ACES builds on the work of the UvA-VU platform ACCESS EUROPE (the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies).

  • 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)

    ARC-GS is an interdisciplinary research centre which brings together scholars from different AISSR disciplines, working on gender, sexuality and related issues, especially race and ethnicity.

  • Amsterdam Research Centre for Migration (ARC-M)

    The Amsterdam Research Centre for Migration (ARC-M) seeks a fundamental understanding of migration and migration governance as phenomena implied in contemporary, globalised societies. ARC-M has an explicit interdisciplinary orientation, and seeks to combine academic innovation and rigour with societal engagement, relevance and critique as well as political salience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, bringing together over 130 urban scholars in human geography, planning, sociology, political science, anthropology, and international development studies.