How do institutions contribute to the formation and flourishment of open societies?

At Utrecht University, the best scholars from four faculties joined forces at Utrecht’s research area of expertise: Institutions for Open Societies (IOS). Scholars at IOS aim at using an interdisciplinary approach to tackle two vital societal questions: Why do societies develop so divergently? And how do institutions contribute to the formation of open and sustainable societies? To find answers to these questions, interdisciplinary research is conducted into the formal and informal rules of human interaction: institutions.

IOS-HUBS: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SOCIETY TO SOLVE PRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES


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The Lion King 2019
12 July 2019
'The Lion King' introduces us to a society where the weak have learned to worship at the feet of the strong.
12 July 2019
Summary of the meeting about the subject of the future of work at the Dutch Railways
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9 July 2019
Gender inequality is still a worldwide problem. Why is it so important to fix it? With historian Dr Sarah Carmichael.

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Events

7 - 9
Nov
7 November 2019 - 9 November 2019
The central question for this conference is how scholars, scientists, and learned men and women formed a community by remembering and identification.
7
Nov
7 November 2019 13:00 - 17:30
The Professor F. de Vries Foundation is proud to announce the keynote speaker of this year's lecture: Esther Duflo.
19
Feb
19 February 2020 09:00 - 18:00
There will be a large Future of Work Conference at Utrecht University, organised by study association ECU '92 and the Future of Work hub.

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