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Erasmus University Rotterdam

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The Department of Public Administration and Sociology from Erasmus University Rotterdam and NIAS cooperate on the Van Doorn Chair/Fellowship. This invitational fellowship stimulates sociological research that critically analyses societal issues.

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. Their activities are based on high-quality, internationally oriented research and are strongly focused on people and society. Furthermore, they collaborate closely with their environment by making academic work accessible for professionals, policy makers, and society.

About the Van Doorn Fellowship and Chair

The Van Doorn Fellowship and Chair is named after Prof. dr. J.A.A. van Doorn (1925–2008), Professor of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and founder and designer of the Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration at the university. The research policy set out by Professor Van Doorn, called “the formula of Rotterdam” is still leading in the department. The focus is on theoretical sociology that targets solutions to social problems at a macrolevel. Van Doorn was also founding editor of the magazine Beleid en Maatschappij, and he also shared his views with a wide audience as a columnist for several Dutch newspapers.

The Van Doorn Fellowship was established in 2011 as a collaboration between NIAS and the Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration of Erasmus University Rotterdam.