History of ISS

Established in 1952 to carry out capacity building in social studies, the International Institute of Social Studies has evolved over the years to embrace the changing needs of the communities it serves.

Today, ISS is a diverse, inclusive, dynamic, global university institute with researchers and students from all over the world and alumni in over 100 countries.

A brief history of ISS

Overview of the rich background which has shaped ISS into what it is today.

ISS 1952 to the present

ISS rectors

ISS has always been influenced by its successive rectors - from 1952 to the present.

Our rectors