Academic foundations

Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), a Utrecht University strategic theme, builds its societal impact on advances in interdisciplinary research. These are concentrated in five research streams that form the breeding ground for IOS academic progress. Each stream is selected because it represents cornerstones that are essential to understand the issues surrounding open and sustainable societies.

The programme seamlessly connects to the grand societal challenges identified in Horizon2020.

The five IOS streams are: