Research streams

Utrecht University strategic theme, Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), is built around five interrelated research streams that together form the breeding ground for IOS research. Each stream is selected because it represents cornerstones needed to build and preserve open and sustainable societies.

Expertise from the various disciplines is clustered around these streams, which at the same time link up with major societal issues. The programme seamlessly connects to the grand societal challenges identified in Horizon2020.

The five IOS streams are:

  • Stream Inequality
  • Stream Legitimacy and Institutions
  • Stream Institutions for Resilience and Long-termism
  • Stream Institutions, Innovation & Prosperity
  • Stream Institutions & Behaviour

More information around the IOS research streams will follow soon on this webpage.