About us

Ubuntu means humanity towards others

 CS Ubuntu is the study association for Conflict Studies and Human Rights. It was created by and for students of Utrecht University. As an open study association, we take an interdisciplinary approach and welcome all those interested in the ever-relevant academic fields of conflict studies and human rights. We organize lectures, study trips, excursions and social activities. All of our activities are conducted in English.

Over the years, CS Ubuntu has had many members from a vast diversity of backgrounds, both in terms of nationality and in terms of academic specialization. Indeed, we have members from three different Faculties of Utrecht University – The Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance and the Faculty of Social Sciences – as well as exchange students from all over the world.

Membership of CS Ubuntu is open for

Utrecht University students who want to acquire a better understanding of human conflict and human rights.

As such, CS Ubuntu provides conflict studies-related activities in an international social setting, with the combined aims of knowledge sharing, capacity building, and career orientation.


Check out our fun upcoming activities here!


Learn more about what committees we have for you to join. Also come check out what our committees are getting up to!


Come check out how some of our recent events have gone.

Upcoming Events

6 June

Yoga Stops Traffick 

On the sunny fields of of the Botanical Gardens at Utrecht Science Park CS Ubuntu is organizing Yoga Stops Traffick: A event in which we will have several Yoga instructors guide us through 108 sun salutations packed within a yoga class standing against human trafficking. 

8 June

Lecture: Toevlucht: Undocumented Migrants in Utrecht

A lecture and open conversation in which the NGO Toevlucht will share about the undocumented migrant crisis. Dr. Markha Valenta will join and provide an intriguing lecture on migrants and its effects on the world and its people.  

See our members at recent events!