Research Area Social Sciences

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

For example: how do we ensure that growing cities remain viable, liveable and accessible? How is the ageing population affecting education? What is the role of cognition in the eating behaviour of overweight people? The research area social sciences, part of the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) has four main groups of disciplines, namely economics and business administration, behaviour and education, law and administration and the social sciences.