International Institute of Social Studies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Institute of Social Studies)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
International Institute of Social Studies
ISS drawing.png
Type Public
Established 1952
Endowment €24.5 million[1]
Rector Professor Inge Hutter
Academic staff
145[1]
Students 280
Location The Hague, Netherlands
Colours

Black and Red[1]

Affiliations

Ceres[2]

The Hague Academic Coalition[3]
Website http://www.iss.nl/

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is an independent and international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science.[4] ISS was established in 1952 by Dutch universities and the Netherlands Ministry of Education. The institution is located in Netherlands, The Hague, also known as 'The World’s Legal Capital'.[5]

Between 300 and 400 students are enrolled in the ISS programmes, mostly in the Master and PhD programme in Development Studies. In addition to its teaching and research, ISS is active in the fields of advisory work and institutional capacity building projects.[6] ISS alumni come from over 150 different countries.[7]

History[edit]

Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Institutes first location.
The International Institute of Social Studies in its current location.
The current location of ISS in The Hague, Kortenaerkade.

ISS was founded in 1952[8] by the Dutch government to assist in the training and further education of professionals, especially, but not only, from developing countries. This was one way in which the Netherlands sought to develop good relationships with intellectuals and policy makers in partner countries, including and beyond former Dutch colonies.

Queen Juliana offered to house ISS in the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague in 1951. At first ISS was perceived as a teaching institute, although by 1954 ISS was aiming to become research and teaching driven.[9] Due to the role ISS played in creating the European Association of Development Institutes (EADI), and its focus on research and academic quality, the Institute received its formal rights to award the PhD in the 1970's.[10] Since 1993 onward, the ISS has been located in the former headquarters of the Netherlands Post and Telecommunications (the PTT) on the Kortenaerkade. [11]

In 2009 ISS became part of Erasmus University Rotterdam.[12] The partnership was carefully negotiated, due to ISS wanting to remain fairly autonomous and to retain its mission.[13]

For many years, the main funding body for ISS Masters students was the Dutch government, most recently through the Nuffic Foundation, which is usually administered through Embassies in the students' countries of origin.[citation needed]

Academic profile[edit]

Programmes and degrees[edit]

ISS provides education in the social sciences to postgraduate professionals, mostly from developing countries and countries in transition. The courses are all taught in English and covers a number of different fields, including development economics, migration, public policy, governance, gender, agriculture, food, population, social security, children and youth, and human rights.[14]

Doctoral programme[edit]

The Institute offers a four-year Doctoral programme which leads to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies. PhD researchers are embedded into the research programmes at ISS, and are usually involved in one of four research groups: Civic Innovation, Development Economics, Political Ecology or Governance, Law and Social Justice.[15] Currently[when?] there are about 125 enrolled PhD researchers and ISS has awarded over 150 PhD degrees since the programme was established.[16][17] Within the Netherlands, ISS participates in the national doctoral research school CERES,[18] and within the Erasmus University in the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities.[19]

Master programmes[edit]

ISS offers a 15.5-month Master in Development Studies with various Majors and postgraduate diploma programmes, there is also a two-year joint Master degree in Public Policy which requires students to study at ISS or at the Central European University in the first academic year, and at the University of York or the Institute on International Relations in Barcelona (IBEI) in the second year.[20][21][22]

The ISS Master Degree in Development Studies is accredited by the Netherlands Flemish accreditation organisation NVAO and provides eligibility for entry to PhD programmes in the Netherlands and other countries. In 2010 the ISS Master programme received the 'internationalization as a distinctive quality feature' accreditation from the NVAO.[23]

ISS also offers various joint programmes with academic partners.[24][25] In some programmes students take part of the programme elsewhere and part of the programme at ISS in The Hague. In other programmes ISS staff travel to the partner institute for contribute to teaching. Postgraduate diploma programmes are also offered catering to the needs of young and mid-career professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge in a particular field related to their research or occupation.[26] All degrees are recognized internationally and by Dutch legislation on higher education.[27]

Research and publications[edit]

ISS research is clustered in the research programme Global Development and Social Justice.[28] Much of the research carried out in the Institute is available through publications online, like the ISS Working Papers.[29]

The ISS Working Paper series are mainly work in progress and the best, award-winning dissertations by Masters students are also published in this way.[30][31] As well as seminars by staff and PhD participants, visiting researchers and invited experts come to speak at ISS on a regular basis. The wider diplomatic and academic community is often invited to major debates and other events.

Library[edit]

ISS has a specialised library available for the use of ISS staff and students and for visitors. The library focuses on the social sciences (development studies) with a predominant emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition. The collection comprises approximately 100,000 books, 450 current subscriptions to journals, a reference collection, as well as on-line and CD-ROM databases. The library also has a substantial collection of report material, much of it "grey" literature.[32]

Rectors[edit]

Since its foundation the institute has had twelve rectors.[33]

  • Egbert de Vries (1956–1966)
  • Jan Glastra van Loon (nl) (1966–1973)
  • Chris van Nieuwenhuyze (1973–1975)
  • Jos Hilhorst (1975–1976)
  • Louis Emmerij (1976–1985)
  • Charles Cooper (1985)
  • Dik Wolfson (1986–1990)
  • Geertje Lycklama à Nijeholt (1990–1995)
  • Henk van Roosmalen (1995)
  • Hans Opschoor (1996–2004)
  • Louk de la Rive Box (2005–2010)
  • Leo de Haan (2010-2015)
  • Inge Hutter (since 2015) [34]

ISS Alumni[edit]

Over 13,000 students from more than 160 countries have studied at ISS.[35] These former students create the international ISS alumni community.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable honorary Fellows[edit]

Focuss.info[edit]

Focuss.info was initiated by ISS and has 26 collaborating organizations in the field of development studies and practice.[59] Focuss.Info provides a search engine for practitioners, researchers and students in global development studies.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Facts and figures". Iss.nl. 16 January 2012. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ceres Utrecht - Social and Behavioural Sciences - Utrecht University". Uu.nl. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  3. ^ "The Hague Academic Coalition - Home". Haguecoalition.org. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Faculties, Schools and Institutes". Eur.nl. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  5. ^ "History of the City of Peace and Justice". denhaag.nl. 2018-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Facts and figures 2017/2018" (PDF). iss.nl. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-07. 
  7. ^ "International Institute of Social Studies, ISS". www.denhaag.nl. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  8. ^ "About ISS". Iss.nl. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  9. ^ "A Brief History of ISS". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-11. 
  10. ^ "A Brief History of ISS". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Hotel Wittebrug". www.wittebrugpark.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-11. 
  12. ^ "Institute of Social Studies wordt onderdeel EUR - Erasmus Magazine". Erasmus Magazine (in Dutch). 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2018-06-13. 
  13. ^ "Institute Of Social Studies - Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands - Master Degrees". www.masterstudies.com. Retrieved 2018-06-13. 
  14. ^ "Education". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  15. ^ "International Institute of Social Studies/Erasmus University Rotterdam - EUSA-ID". www.eusa-id.eu. Retrieved 2018-06-07. 
  16. ^ "PhD programme". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  17. ^ International Institute of Social Studies. "150 PhD graduates at ISS" (PDF). ISS. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  18. ^ "Network". Ceres. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  19. ^ "EGSH - Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities". www.egsh.eur.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  20. ^ Barcelona, UAB - Universitat Autònoma de. "University Master's Degree MUNDUS MAPP - Public Policy - UAB Barcelona - Spain". www.uab.cat. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  21. ^ "Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) - Politics, The University of York". www.york.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  22. ^ "Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy | School of Public Policy". spp.ceu.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  23. ^ "Embedded internationalisation - ECA". ecahe.eu. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  24. ^ "MUNDUSMAPP". MundusMapp. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  25. ^ "Joint teaching programmes". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  26. ^ "Postgraduate Courses". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  27. ^ "ISS International Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) | NVAO - EN". www.nvao.com. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  28. ^ "Research". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  29. ^ "RePub, Erasmus University Repository: International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)". repub.eur.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-13. 
  30. ^ "All ISS news". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  31. ^ "Upcoming events". www.iss.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  32. ^ [1]
  33. ^ "ISS Rectors". International Institute of Social Studies. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  34. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/history/iss_rectors/
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  36. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/dattatreya_gopal_karve/
  37. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/peter_kuenstler/
  38. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/oskar_lange/
  39. ^ a b http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/eugen_pusic/
  40. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/jan_tinbergen/
  41. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/hans_singer/
  42. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/raul_prebisch/
  43. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/manfred_lachs/
  44. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/amartya_sen/
  45. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/rodolfo_stavenhagen/
  46. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/his_royal_highness_prins_claus_of_the_netherlands/
  47. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  48. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  49. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  50. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  51. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  52. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  53. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  54. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  55. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  56. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  57. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  58. ^ http://www.iss.nl/about_iss/honorary_fellows/robert_chanbers/
  59. ^ http://www.focuss.info/

External links[edit]