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Research schools

The UvA also participates in a large number of national research schools in which the research institutes of different universities collaborate. National research schools provide high-quality and highly rated PhD programmes for the benefit of the research units participating in the research school. The UvA is the lead organisation in the research schools listed below.

  • Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA)

    NICA is the Dutch national research school in cultural analysis, studies and theory; more generally in interdisciplinary and theoretical humanities research. The school offers graduate courses for Research Master's and PhD students, and serves as a professional network for affiliated scholars. Presently based at the University of Amsterdam, the school welcomes the participation of scholars and students of all Dutch universities.

    Website of Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis