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

2 June

General Assembly III

Please join us for CS Ubuntu’s third and final General Assembly of the 2020/2021 academic year. This event will held online due to current COVID-19 restrictions.


3 June

Dies Week: CS Ubuntu goes Canoeing

On Thursday, June 3rd CS Ubuntu goes canoeing! We will meet at Kanoverhuur Utrecht at 12:45, then you will have two hours to explore and enjoy the city of Utrecht from a unique perspective, for only 12 euro!


4 June

Dies Week: CS Ubuntu Movie Night

To finish off our Dies week CS Ubuntu will be hosting a movie night! We will be watching the documentary City of Joy.