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

12th December

Discussion Panel
with Dr Lauren Gould

Are you interested in how we can maintain democratic control over the wars that are waged in our name? Then join the Intimacies of Remote Warfare programme (UU) for a public event at Tivoli, Utrecht: ‘Who Controls our Army?: A conversation about war, civilian harm and the bombardment on Hawija’ (12th of December from 20:00-21:30)

The evening will be held in Dutch. Find out more information and get your tickets below

22nd November

Lecture Event
Featuring Susan Kigula

Join us on Tuesday 22 November for a lecture that will be given by Susan Kigula.

Susan is a Ugandan human rights activist who’s fight for justice lead to the curbing of the death penalty in Uganda.

She will share her fascinating story on how she not only curbed the death penalty herself but saved 418 other inmates from being on death row.

If you would like to listen to her tell her  story and purpose please join us and sign up below!  

See our members at recent events!