Research Area Social Sciences

Social sciences help to answer a wide range of societal issues and are crucial for gaining insight in the dynamics of society and the behaviour of groups and individuals.

For example: how do we keep growing cities liveable, reachable and active? How is the ageing population affecting education? What is the role of cognition in the eating behaviour of overweight people?
Sociale Sciences has four main groups of disciplines:

  • Economics and business administration
  • Behaviour and education
  • Law and administration
  • Social sciences

These main groups comprise more than 15 scientific disciplines.

Temporary taskforces

The research area Social Sciences supports two temporary taskforces:

Examples of funding instruments

All grants for Social Sciences

Examples of programmes

All programmes for Social Sciences