MSc Master of Science; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) The Master's programme in Conflict Resolution and Governance provides students with a foundation which will allow them to develop a theoretically informed understanding of shifts in the character and significance of conflicts, consider possibilities for action in real-life situations, and transform conflict into a resource for democratic governance. Students are given the opportunity to develop a command of the diverse resources needed to respond to the analytic challenges presented by global, regional and local conflicts and to situate contemporary events in a historical and comparative perspective. The goal is to train students to draw on the most vexing of contemporary conflicts in order to fashion governance regimes from the fabric of local crisis.
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has made the Netherlands one of the world's most important centres for large-scale international conflict resolution. Many of the lecturers in the Master of Conflict Resolution and Governance are researchers institutes affiliated with the University, including the Amsterdam School for Social science Research (ASSR), the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and the Amsterdam Research Institute for Global Issues and Development Studies (AGIDS).
The curriculum consists of two core courses, an elective and a research project. The choice of courses is subject to the approval of the academic adviser. Type of recognition: Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
MSc Master of Science; Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) Academic research on Asian societies is becoming increasingly important, in terms of both its political and academic relevance. How can we intelligently and independently approach the many important issues that dominate today's news, whether they be the nuclear threat of North Korea, the fight against terrorism or Tibet's struggle for independence? Contemporary Asian Studies is an innovative programme with a broad, interdisciplinary character and comparative approach. Our programme focuses on all the main regions of Asia, stressing the importance of looking at interconnections both within the vast Asian region and between Asian societies and other parts of the world, especially Europe. It offers a range of region-oriented courses from which to choose, as well as thematic courses that focus on different perspectives on contemporary developments. In addition, the courses provide training in new approaches to the social sciences and to issues related to migration and identity. The Asian Studies in Amsterdam (AsiA) network is a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), which promotes Asia-oriented research and outreach activities. In recent years, UvA researchers have received prestigious external grants from funding bodies including the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) to conduct projects in Asian Studies. Type of recognition: Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)