CERES is a research school in the field of International Development Studies (or Development Studies for short). Its membership is constituted by senior researchers and their PhDs in Development Studies or in associated disciplines and interdisciplinary fields in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology, political science, economics and geography. The research school was founded in 1994 by six academic institutions in the Netherlands and has since expanded to include one institutions in Belgium (Flanders). It has established links with many other universities and research institutes in the field of Development Studies both in the Netherlands and other European Countries.
It currently counts eight institutional members: