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


News

Uitreiking Spinozapremie 2019 © NWO, fotografie: Bram Saeys
2 October 2019
Economic historian Bas van Bavel was presented with the highest distinctions awarded in Dutch science.
Prof. dr. Jan ten Thije. Foto: Didi van Zoeren
1 October 2019
Jan ten Thije’s research encompasses various approaches within the broad research field of Intercultural Communication.
26 September 2019
On Monday 16 September ‘Institutions for Open Societies’ (IOS) organized and hosted its first annual ‘IOS Toogdag’.

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Events

14
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14 November 2019
The Gender and Diversity Hub holds a monthly lunch conversations around issues of gender equality and diversity.
15
Nov
15 November 2019 10:00 - 17:30
During this symposium, we take a closer look to the interaction between institutions and identity formation of individuals and groups in modern society.
20
Nov
20 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00
During this masterclass, we will discuss the further development of the concept of prosocial nudges and their eventual implementation into public policies.

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