Affiliated institutes

Quick overview of the cooperation of the Leiden institutes with Research Institutes and Research Schools. Research schools are interuniversity partnerships, providing educational programmes for PhD candidates.

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology develops its interests in visual anthropology and ethnography and material culture studies, and maintains research relationships with:


The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CSTS) is affiliated with the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC).

Education and Child Studies

The PhD programme is part of the Rommert Casimir Institute of Developmental Psychopathology from a Cultural and Educational Perspective. The Institute of Education and Child Studies is a member of the Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED).

Political Science

The Institute of Political Science is a member of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) and participates in its research programmes.


The Institute of Psychology is a member of the following research schools:

  • experimental psychology - EPOS
  • psychometrics and sociometrics - IOPS
  • developmental psychology - ISED 
  • social psychology - Kurt Lewin 
  • experimental psychopathology - EPP
  • psychology and health - PandH