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On this website you will find information on ICO, The Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences. ICO 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. At the moment educational institutes of thirteen Dutch and Belgian universities participate in ICO.

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  • The ICO Office will be closed until August 18 The ICO Office is taking a summer break, and will be closed until August 18. If you do have any questions, or information you want to share with us, do not hesitate to send us an email at We will respond to your message upon our return.
    Posted 9 Jul 2014 02:39 by ICO Education
  • ICO Alumni We have created a closed LinkedIn group for our ICO Alumni. Do you know any former ICO PhDs that would like to stay in touch with ICO, or with their former colleagues? Let them send an email to or go to the group page to be added to this LinkedIn-group. New alumni will also be registered as ICO Alumni with ICO, and receive the ICO Newsletter and information in invitations to ICO Events, such as the ICO National Fall School.
    Posted 9 Jul 2014 03:17 by ICO Education
  • European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE) 2015 On April 28 - May 1, 2015, Wageningen University, the Education and Competence Studies group (, will organize the next European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE). The ESEE 2015 will be organized in conjunction with the AIAEE conference, which will take place on the same dates at the same location, the new Campus of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Participants will be free to move from ESEE to AIAEE sessions and the other way around as they like. The call for proposals can be found via the following link: As you will see, there are various formats for proposals, such as regular paper proposals and symposium proposals. Proposal submission and conference registration will ...
    Posted 30 Jun 2014 00:55 by ICO Education
  • Do not forget to register: IFS 2014 ICO International Fall School, November 10-14, 2014 Blankenberge BelgiumAttending the ICO International Fall School is a memorable experience, for all PhDs in Educational Sciences. Besides workshops on an advanced level, and the keynote speeches of prof. dr. Hans Gruber (Universität Regensburg) and dr. Bert De Smedt (KU Leuven), you get the chance to meet PhDs from other (European) countries. During this week you will exchange experiences about your research, and about being a PhD. Some of the workshops are nearly full, so if you have a specific preference for any of the offered workshops, we advise you not to wait too long before you register. Placement in the workshops will based on the date of registration.The International ...
    Posted 9 Jul 2014 03:21 by ICO Education
  • New ICO PhDs This Spring ICO has welcomed a large group of new PhD students: 
    Posted 26 Jun 2014 05:53 by ICO Education
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  • To see all vacancies go to the page Vacancies
  • PhD-position (2) - Het Instituut voor Onderwijs- en Informatie Wetenschappen, Universiteit Antwerpen Moving it or improving it? How schools deal with underperforming teachers.Het Instituut voor Onderwijs- en Informatiewetenschappen zoekt een veelbelovend talent voor een voltijdse (100%) Doctoraatsbeurs van het Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2014 04:22 by ICO Education
  • PhD-position (1) - Het Instituut voor Onderwijs- en Informatie Wetenschappen, Universiteit Antwerpen Hoe studenten leren: antwoorden vanuit een neurologisch-onderwijskundig onderzoeksperspectief Het Instituut voor Onderwijs- en InformatieWetenschappen zoekt een veelbelovend talent voor een voltijdse (100%) Doctoraatsbeurs van het Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds in het ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2014 04:21 by ICO Education
  • Postdoctoral researcher in Anthropology, Pedagogical or Educational sciences, or closely related discipline University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Research Institute of Child Development and Education - Vacancy number: 14-221- The postdoc is part of the NWO-funded research project ...
    Posted 30 Jun 2014 00:51 by ICO Education
  • Full Professorship in Second Language Acquisition Faculty of Humanities & ICLON-Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching, vacancy 14-161 - The Faculty of Humanities and the Graduate School of Teaching at Leiden University invite applications for a ...
    Posted 1 Jun 2014 23:53 by ICO Education
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