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.


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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


Join CS Ubuntu!

The academic year of 2023-2024 has offcially started, and along with it yet another exciting year for CS Ubuntu. We are looking forward to the many fun, lively, and enriching events with our members.

Are you an existing member? Come say hi at the Board Room. Are you thinking of joining CS Ubuntu? Visit or contact us to learn about the association and the benefits we offer.

BAK Exhibition and Guided Tour

26th October

Location: Pauwstraat 13A

16.45: Gather

17.00: Guided Tour

18.00: Public Programme

BAK (Basis voor Actuele Kunst) is offering a guided tour for CS Ubuntu members for the moving image forum ‘To Watch The War.’ The forum assembles 19 experimental films and videos that employ various grassroots tactics and critical approaches, documenting the on-going invasion of Ukraine. Members who wish to join should gather at 16:45 at the BAK center so the guide tour can start on time. Please sign up via the link below.

See our members at recent events!