The HOUWEL project is the recipient of a European Research Council Starting Grant, awarded to Richard Ronald in 2011. The project is hosted within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) and the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) at the University of Amsterdam
The AISSR unites all social science research of the University of Amsterdam and is considered the largest research institute on social sciences in the Netherlands and maybe even in Europe. The research institute focuses on the functioning of contemporary societies and their interrelationships from historical, comparative and empirical perspectives.
The Centre for Urban Studies is one of 15 designated Research Priority Areas of the University of Amsterdam. It brings together urban scholars in sociology, geography, planning, political science, economics, development studies and other disciplines in one multidisciplinary program.