International Institute of Social Studies

International Institute of Social Studies

General introduction
The International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) in The Hague is a unique, independent and international graduate school in the social sciences. It is one of the oldest and largest centres for the comparative study and research of social, political and economic development and change. ISS offers quality learning to its students and critical social science knowledge to its scientific peers, and stimulates debate with the general public, through an organisation that strives for ‘total quality care’.

The Institute’s postgraduate teaching programmes are conducted in English at Diploma, MA and PhD levels. More than 13,000 students from over 160 countries have studied at the Institute. ISS research is at the cutting edge of a range of development-related areas.

In addition to its teaching and research, ISS is active in the fields of advisory work and institutional capacity building projects. All ISS activities are characterised by an interdisciplinary approach and are conducted by an international staff which reflects a broad range of experience and theoretical interests.

Number of staff
Approximately 150

Employment opportunities 

Who's who? 
Professor Inge Hutter - Rector
Professor Wil Hout - Deputy Rector for Research Affairs

Freek Schiphorst – Deputy Rector for Educational Affairs

Michel Wesseling – Institute Director

Contact information
Visiting address
Kortenaerkade 12
2518 AX The Hague

Postal address
P.O. Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague

Fax: +31(0)70-4260799

Email: (general information) (teaching programmes and studying at the ISS)

International Institute of Social Studies