25/08/2009 | Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Collaboration agreement between National Chengchi University and Utrecht University
The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Utrecht University and National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan have entered a collaboration agreement providing opportunities for exchange of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students, postdocs, and faculty.
NCCU is one of the top universities in Taiwan with specific strengths in the social sciences. The Department of Sociology of NCCU and the Department of Sociology of Utrecht University, including the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), maintain contacts since several years. Signing of the collaboration agreement coincided with a summer course ‘Workshop on Social Theory, Trust, Social Networks, and Social Capital’ taught by Dr. Vincent Buskens and Prof. Dr. Beate Völker (both Department of Sociology/ICS, Utrecht University) at NCCU, August 13-19, 2009. About 100 applications had been received for participation in the course. 70 applicants – students as well as postdocs and faculty – had been admitted. The course was very well received. A similar course will likely be taught in 2010, too.