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Affiliated Centres

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research / AISSR

Beyond the programme groups, staff collaborate on cross-cutting themes including migration, Europe, urban studies and gender through interdisciplinary research centres affiliated with the AISSR. Click on each of the headers below for further information about a research centre.

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)

    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 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.

    Former director Luca Bertolini presents the Centre for Urban Studies and its research themes in the video below:

  • Institute for Migration and Ethnic StudiesĀ (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.