Kurt Lewin Institute

Kurt Lewin Instituut
Weesperplein 4
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 - 525 6747
F: +31 (0)20 - 639 0531

Kurt Lewin Institute

The Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI) is a centre for graduate training and research focusing on the analysis of the psychological factors contributing to the shaping of social behaviour.

The KLI is based on the collaborative input of psychologists working in five Dutch Universities, namely VU University Amsterdam (VU), University of Amsterdam (UvA), University of Groningen (RuG), Leiden University (UL) and Utrecht University (UU).

The general objective of the KLI is to stimulate and strengthen research in social psychology and its applications.

To this end, the KLI offers a 4-year inter-university graduate teaching and training program. Ph.D. students following this program participate in specialist and general courses throughout the 4-year period.

KNAW recognition

In July 2014 the Research School Accreditation Committee (ECOS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has recognized the Kurt Lewin Institute as a research school again for the coming six years.

NWO grant

The Kurt Lewin Institute recently acquired a grant of 800.000 Euro’s from the Graduate Programme 2011 of the Netherlands National Science Foundation (NWO), to appoint Ph.D candidates.



NWO Rubicon Grant for dr. Iris K. Schneider

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September 12, 2014
Daniel Alink
University of Amsterdam

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VU University Amsterdam

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Said Shafa
Leiden University

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Thecla Brakel
University of Groningen

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