ISS PhD Alumni Association FAQ

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ISS PhD Alumni Association

Are you an ISS PhD alumn and do you have a question about remaining connected to ISS? Find the answers here.

Once you have successfully defended your thesis, you’ll automatically become an ISS PhD alum.

But to stay closely connected with the ISS and the ISS PhD Alumni Association (IPAA), you should complete this registration form. The PhD alumni coordinator also sent  you this form after your Public Defence.

Have your details changed? Complete this form to update your contact details.

Easy. Simply complete this form and mail it back to us.

The quickest way is to update your details is through this online form.

Or, if you prefer, you can call the ISS Alumni office on +31(0)70 4260 414 or send us an email to

If you’d like to update us by post, please send mail to:
Alumni Office, c/o Sandra Nijhof
International Institute of Social Studies
PO Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague
The Netherlands

All these services and information on this can be obtained from the Teaching and Learning Support Team (TLST) which will send the document in accordance with your wishes or requirements.

Contact TLST


Phone: +31 70 426 0658

We certainly can – and we’re extremely grateful to anyone keen to set up a group. We can help by putting you in touch with fellow PhD alumni in your country or region, helping you organize events, connecting you to visiting academics and keeping you up-to-date with the latest news from ISS. 

Speak to us on +31 (0)70 4260 414 or email us for more information and to find out how we can help

We can help put you in touch with the PhD alumni in your region and publicize your event.

Please give us a call on +31 70 4260 414 or email us for more information at

We can help you get in touch with PhD alumni, room mates, staff members, no matter when you studied at ISS. 

Due to data protection we are unable to provide contact details but we can pass on messages if we’re able to get in touch. If you’d like to get in touch with a friend or ex-colleague, please email us at

Some PhD alumni have asked us to make their contact details publicly available.

You can still make use of these facilities for two months after your Public Defence.
After that only current researchers and staff of ISS can use these facilities. 

There is currently no possibility for library access in the licenses we sign with publishers. The only way an alum can access all our digital resources, is to come to campus and access the sources on a computer here, with a Library Visitor Card.

See the Library's 'Services for visitors' page for more details.

You can connect with us on LinkedIn.

We may create ISS PhD Alumni Facebook and Twitter accounts in the future. In the meantime you can stay connected to ISS through our general social media channels.


We’re always thrilled to hear from our PhD alumni and find out what you’ve been up to since leaving ISS.

You can submit a story or news and general information to, call +31 (0)70 4260 414 or write to:

Alumni Office, c/o Sandra Nijhof,
International Institute of Social Studies
PO Box 29776

2502 LT The Hague
The Netherlands

The best way to ensure you’re in the loop with the latest events is to keep us informed of your current email address – you can do that by updating your contact details via this form.

All ISS public events are listed on the ISS website, the IPAA webpage, the ISS LinkedIn page  and the ISS PhD Alumni LinkedIn group.

The journal is available online but also in print.

To take out a subscription or change your contact details, send an email to or update your record through this online contact form.

If we have your email address, you should receive the ISS Newsletter on the second Thursday of the month.

If you do not receive it, you can subscribe via the Newsletter subscription page or by updating your details via this contact form.

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