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 ALL
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

25 November

General Assembly I

Taking place online due to COVID restrictions. Please sign up at link below.

25 Nov – 13 Dec

CS Ubuntu
Secret Santa

Spread the cheer with CS Ubuntu’s Secret Santa. Sign up and you will be assigned to someone living in Utrecht of who you will buy and delivery a $7.50 gift. 


30 November

Lecture: The Paradox of Remote Warfare

Hosted by Utrecht University Conflict Studies professor Lauren Gould. Join us for a Lecture/Q&A about: The Paradox of Remote; Hawija and The Netherlands

25 Nov – 3 Dec

CS Ubuntu

Join us from the comfort of your own kitchen  and follow one of our recipes, or make up a recipe of your own! Send us a picture of your baked goods and get a chance to win custom, one-of-a-kind CS Ubuntu oven gloves and apron. Sign up below.