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With nearly 25,000 students and 5,000 staff the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of the four ‘classical’ comprehensive universities in the Netherlands. The UvA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in over sixty disciplines. Over eighty degree programmes – most of them at graduate level – are fully offered in English. The UvA is a large university, but a small scale has been preserved in how it is organised. The Department of Political Science (with more than 40 staff members and streams in international political economy, public policy, international relations, political theory & behaviour, and European policy) operates in the context of the UvA’s 'Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences' (FMG). The FMG has a prominent standing within the social sciences in Europe and is the largest social science faculty in the Netherlands. More than 7,500 students follow courses within the Faculty. The academic staff work for the educational institutes, the six faculty departments, as well as (inter-)faculty research institutes. Almost 1,100 employees make a direct or indirect contribution.

The Amsterdam School of Social Science Research (ASSR) is a multidisciplinary national research school in the Netherlands which combines Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science with a broad comparative, historical and transnational perspective. Uniting studies on different world regions in one research school enables an intensive exchange of knowledge and ideas and safeguards the comparative and transnational perspective institutionally. About 80 senior researchers and more than 60 Ph.D. students participate in a broad range of projects, courses and seminars. The ASSR predominantly carries out fundamental research. A number of research projects are more or less applied and funded by non-academic institutions.