STePS research is affiliated with the University of Twente Graduate School (TGS) and with three Dutch Interuniversity Graduate Schools. All schools offer high quality advanced training for PhD students; the TGS also for highly talented Master students. The Dutch Interuniversitary Graduate Schools are accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
- WTMC (The Dutch Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture)
The UT and Dept. STePS are institutional member and host of WTMC..
- NIG (Netherlands Institute of Government).
The Dutch Research School for Public Administration and Political Science.
- Huizinga Institute
The Research Institute and Graduate School of Cultural History