News overview

Launch of Rotterdam Life Sciences & Health Hub

Friday, 24 February 2017


On 23 February 2017, the Life Sciences & Health Hub was officially launched. The hub is a Living Lab and offers the opportunity to entrepreneurs, scientists and healthcare institutions to find each other, to develop new life sciences & health (LS&H) innovations together and to experience and test these with patients and clients.

ISS hosts international symposium on Global Redistribution and the Challenges of Financing Development

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Leading critical scholars and policy makers from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe came to ISS on 16-17 February to discuss the necessity of scaling up global redistribution, a matter of great urgency at a time when the rightward political shift in both the US and Europe has led to an attack on the principles and practices of progressive redistribution at both national and international scales.

New € 15.000 scholarship opportunity for Mexican students

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Have you already applied to do an MA at ISS or Erasmus University Rotterdam? A new Orange Tulip Scholarship specifically for Mexican students can help you get to the Netherlands for your studies. 

'Urban Poverty, Local Governance and Everyday Politics in Mumbai'

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

New book by Joop de Wit exploring the informal patronage relations between the urban poor and service delivery organizations in Mumbai, India.

NFP/Niche Alumni event in Benin

Monday, 20 February 2017

3 day alumni event on Food Security in Francophone West Africa with special focus on natural resource management (land and water)

Vici for research on adolescent depression

Friday, 17 February 2017

Prof.dr. Henning Tiemeier of the Child Psychiatry Department of Erasmus MC has been awarded a Vici grant by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his research on adolescent depression. He will receive one and half million euros to develop his own innovative research line for the next five years and build up their own research group. Vici is one of the largest grants for individual scientists in the Netherlands and is part of NWO's Talent Scheme.

'Dark clouds gathering over scientific freedom'

Friday, 17 February 2017

Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon of scientific freedom. This freedom now faces ever growing restrictions, the Rectors of the Dutch universities write in an article in Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad. 

'All eyes on the Amazon' wins research grant from Dutch postcode lottery

Monday, 13 February 2017

ISS part of a coalition of eleven environmental and human rights groups and local community groups which have recently been awarded a grant of 14.8 million euros by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery.

The hyper-masculine world of high finance

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Interview with ISS professor Irene van Staveren in Dutch development cooperation journal Vice Versa on Trump and the hyper-masculinity of the financial world.

ISS signs Stop Orphan Trips pledge

Monday, 6 February 2017

On Thursday 2 February 2017, ISS became the first academic intitution in the Netherlands to sign an Institute Pledge to Stop Orphanage Volunteering.