prof.dr. (Inge) I Hutter


Inge Hutter is Rector of the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Professor of Participatory and Qualitative Research in Population and Development, since August 2015.

Before joining ISS in The Hague, she was Professor of Demography (since 2004), Vice Dean Research (2005-08) and Dean (2011-15) at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. She received an ASPASIA for Associate Professorship in 2000, a KNAW post-doc research position in 1996 and a PhD cum laude in 1994.

She conducted research on population and health (reproductive and sexual health, nutrition, ageing) and development in India, Cameroun and Malawi. She is highly experienced in conducting fieldwork in the Global South.

She has supervised PhD research in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, and the Northern Netherlands. She adopts a participatory approach to research, i.e. involving societal stakeholders from the very beginning of a research project, thus ensuring that research not only leads to scientific publications but also to policies and actions and is relevant for society.

She is an expert in qualitative research; together with Monique Hennink (Emory University, Atlanta) and Ajay Bailey (University of Groningen) she wrote the book Qualitative Research Methods with Sage (2011) which is widely used within several academic disciplines all over the world. A second edition is in process.

International Institute of Social Studies

Full professor | Academic staff unit
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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A fond farewell to ISS rector, Professor Inge Hutter

What is true leadership? And what does it mean to conduct inclusive research? These were the topics covered by Inge Hutter in her valedictory lecture on 21 June
Valedictory Inge Hutter - Holding up statue of Erasmus - gift from EUR

Reaffirming teaching and research partnership with Institute of Development Studies

ISS and the Institute of Development Studies renew their partnership demonstrating their commitment to joint social science research on responses to social
ISS-IDS MoU signing - January 2021

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