The Asser Institute

About the Asser Institute

Based in the city of peace and justice, linked to the world.

The Asser Institute is an internationally renowned research institute in the fields of international law and European law based in The Hague and affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. It aims to contribute to the development of international and European public and private law by independently conducting fundamental, policy-oriented and applied legal research, as well as by initiating and facilitating academic and expert meetings, (professional) education, and public events that aim to disseminate knowledge of international and European law.


Our conviction is that law has a role to play in addressing pressing local and global challenges such as climate change, ecocide, transnational terrorism, unsustainable capitalism, a growing social inequality, the digital divide, global migration, planetary urbanisation, and more. The research is done in four interlinked strands namely:

Accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes

Disruptive technologies in peace and security

International and European institutions and their practices

Transnational public interests: beyond and below the state

Based in the city of peace and justice and linked to the world

Research at the Asser Institute

The Asser Institute offers superb research facilities in the heart of The Hague, minutes away from the International Court of Justice, the opportunity to work at the interface of multidisciplinary research and practice, as well as internationally competitive salaries.

A successful candidate at the Asser Institute has an exceptional track record in one of the institute’s research strand areas, can demonstrate strong commitment to high-quality fundamental research on international law, and is willing to participate in a dynamic multidisciplinary research community that ranges in expertise from various types of international and/or European law to computer science and (legal) philosophy.

The Asser Institutes invites applications from all qualified candidates that are interested in conducting research and making an impact in the development of the field of international and European law.