The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) is a research center and graduate school, jointly operated by the universities of Groningen, Utrecht and Nijmegen. The ICS combines systematic theory formation and model building with advanced empirical research. Research of faculty and students takes place within a common research program, that stresses the importance of deductive theory formation, integration of theory and empirical research and an interdisciplinary orientation. The general field of interest of the ICS is represented by the research program 'Social Networks, Solidarity, and Inequality'. This research program is organized in a number of research lines in which senior and junior researchers collaborate in data collection and statistical modeling, in supervision of PhD projectcs projects, and in generating new grant proposals. The research lines are: University of Groningen: Inequalities in the Life Course Methods for Social Network Analysis Modeling Norms and Networks; Social Development of Adolescents; Work and Organizations; Aging well: Social Relations, Self-regulation, Health and Well-being. Utrecht University: Cooperation in Social and Economic Relations; Social Networks and Social Capital; Migration and Stratification; Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Relations; Households and Employment; Policy Studies. Radboud University Nijmegen: Social and Cultural Inequality Ethnic Diversity Formal and Informal Social Participation. Training of PhD students takes place within a highly structured four-year program in theory construction and research methods in the social sciences. Its aim is to meet the demand for highly qualified social researchers in universities, various levels of government, industry, trade and other services. Teachers of the training program are faculty of the three participating universities (RuG, UU, RU) and renowned foreign scholars.
ICS is een interuniversitaire onderzoekschool van de RijksUniversiteit Groningen (RuG), de Universiteit Utrecht (UU) en de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (RU). Penvoerder is de RijksUniversiteit Groningen. Totaal aantal hoogleraren, universitair hoofddocenten en universitair docenten = 49. Onderzoekstijd in fte = 17.81. De 3 locaties zijn: - Grote Rozenstraat 31, 9712 TG Groningen, tel. +31-50-3636469 - Thomas van Aquinostraat 8, 6525 GD Nijmegen (Postbus 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen), tel. +31-24-3611789 - Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht (Postbus 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht), tel. +31-30-2532101