The Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI) is a centre for graduate training and research focusing on the analysis of the psychological factors contributing to the shaping of social behaviour. The KLI is based on the collaborative input of psychologists working in five Dutch Universities, namely VU University Amsterdam (VU), Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG), Universiteit Leiden (UL) and Utrecht University (UU). The general objective of the KLI is to stimulate and strengthen research in social psychology and its applications. To this end, the KLI offers a 4-year inter-university graduate teaching and training program. Ph.D. students following this program participate in specialist and general courses throughout the 4-year period.