Andreas Flache

Tel: (+31) 50/3636214 
Fax: (+31) 50/3636226 
Email: a dot flache at rug dot nl  

Department of Sociology

University of Groningen 
Grote Rozenstraat 31 
9712 TG Groningen 
   The Netherlands 




Last Update: March 12, 2017

Welcome to my homepage. I am professor of sociology at the Department of Sociology and the ICS, at Faculty for Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Groningen. I study in particular modeling of norms and networks.

My research is embedded in the research program of the ICS (Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology), a research and training center accredited by the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Until September 1, 2016,  I was director of studies (opleidingsdirecteur) of the  Bachelor- and Master program Sociology at the University of Groningen, and head of the department of Sociology. Currently I am enjoying a year free of administrative duties to focus on research. My main research addresses social integration, cooperation problems, social networks and learning theory. From 1999-2001, I have been a research fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2004, I received an NWO-VIDI grant for the research project “The importance of timing and structure: modeling effects of interpersonal contacts on social cohesion in diverse groups” that I conducted as principal investigator from 2005 to 2010 (see VIDI-research proposal). I apply agent based computational and game theoretical modeling, laboratory experiments, survey research and network research. My work has been published in social science journals like American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Organization Science, but also in multidisciplinary journals like the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and specialized journals like Sociology of Education, Rationality and Society, or Journal of Mathematical Sociology.

Here you can find my CV with a complete overview of my publications and other activities in research, teaching and the scientific community in general: Curriculum Vitae / list of publications

Here you find my google scholar profile.




First annual NPCS Conference 10th of March 2017 – “Shaping the Future of Complexity Science in The Netherlands” (Keynote speaker).

Check out our recent (2017) GPIR paper on “The Relation between Ethnic Classroom Composition and Adolescents' Ethnic Pride.

Check out our recent PloS One paper “Discrepancy and Disliking Do Not Induce Negative Opinion Shifts”.

Check out the recent Science paper “Complexity Theory and Financial Regulation” that I co-authored. … Related comments and response: letter by Ruhl, letter by Witzling, responses.


Further links of interest:

Research profile on my official university website.

My research group “Norms and Networks” (NNC)

Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies

Talks in the Groningen Sociology Colloquium

Conference Social Simulation 2016, held in Rome, Italy, September 19-23.