Amsterdam School for Social science Research - ASSRUniversity of Amsterdam
|Kloveniersburgwal 48 1012 CX Amsterdam|
|Tel||:||020 - 525 22 62 / 27 45|
|Fax||:||020 - 525 24 46|
The Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) prepares candidates for the PhD degree in sociology, anthropology and political science. It was founded by the Centre for Asian Studies Amsterdam (CASA) and the Netherlands Graduate School for Social Science (PdIS). The School also serves as a national and international meeting point for social scientists and is part of an ongoing national programme of University reform to establish `centres of excellence' for post-graduate education in every social science discipline. The School was opened on January 6, 1992 and is located in the historical centre of Amsterdam. The School was accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and re-accredited in 1999.
As a graduate school the Amsterdam School offers a multidisciplinary program, in which Ph.D. students participate in a variety of courses and seminars.
The growing interest in research on the transnational society follows trends in international research that reflect worldwide developments in global society, but the ASSR is uniquely positioned in this field of research since it brings together in collaboration specialists of Asia, Africa and Europe. The context of international scholarship in which the ASSR participates directly through exchange and collaboration is primarily situated in 8 countries including India.