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NIG The Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) is the Dutch Research School for Public Administration and Political Science. NIG is an interuniversity research school in which faculties from nine Dutch universities and two Flemish universities participate. In 2012 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) reaccredited the school for a fourth term of six years. NIG coordinates and stimulates research in the area of Public Administration and Political Science and offers a training program for Ph.D. students. SENSE The SENSE Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment is a joint venture of the environmental research institutes of ten Dutch universities. WTMC The Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) is a collective effort of scholars based in the Netherlands who study the development of science, technology and modern culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. NESCOR The Netherlands School of Communication Research NeSCoR is the national research school and PhD program in communication science, which unites all Dutch universities offering teaching programs in communication science that are rooted in the social and behavioral tradition. ICO ICO, the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences, is a Dutch research school in the domain of educational sciences and was established in 1988 as a partnership between the universities of Twente and Groningen, with the aim of offering advanced courses to its PhD candidates. This collaboration was soon expanded to include research. CERES Since 1994 CERES provides a high quality curriculum for PhDs in the field of International Development Studies and global processes of cultural, (socio) political, economic, and ecological transformation. IOPS The Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS) is an institute for the advanced dissertation training in psychometrics and sociometrics; it also coordinates the high-quality research in this area.