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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences


The Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences has the responsibility for all PhD candidates in the field of social and behavioural sciences. The School's themes are anthropology, education and child studies, political science, psychology and science and technology studies..


The Graduate School operates under the supervision of the Faculty Board. The vice-dean of research Prof. Bart A. Barendregt is the dean of the Graduate School FSW.


The Graduate School consists of five institutes, each with its own Academic Director. Senior and junior members of the academic staff have their appointment with one of these. The institutes are directly responsibile for the research projects carried out by members of their staff. The institutes make sure that their staff members are available for the teaching of courses in the various (bachelor and) graduate programmes in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

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