As an update for the upcoming Forum: thanks to the kind partnership with Global Integrity we are able to have a Forum this summer!

Details about the exact dates as well as all technical details will follow soon.

So far, we can say, that the Forum will be virtual but we will try our best to keep the personal vibe alive.


We are glad to announce that we will be hosting the Forum virtually June 16-18 . Importantly, in the interest of fairness, applicants that were accepted will not need to re-apply. 

In case any of you have any outstanding queries, please do not hesitate to email us. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Our very best wishes to you all!

ICRN goes UN


The ICRN is proud to announce that we contributed to the Special Session against Corruption of the United Nations General Assembly, 2021.

Along other great institutions, as you can see here 


Our contribution itself is openly available here. 





Our vision

We are a network of corruption researchers from different disciplinary, national and cultural backgrounds. We believe that exchange and collaboration is paramount to foster the understanding of the complex and socially harmful phenomenon of corruption.


The vision of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network is to reconcile

varying perspectives into a constructive outlet for the progression of scientific research

on corruption.


Our objectives

  • Cultivate underdeveloped perspectives and broaden the trajectory of corruption discourse
  • Expand collaborative opportunities across professional and disciplinary boundaries
  • Maintain independence against institutional constraints on membership eligibility, research, and policy priorities

Our goals

The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the quality of scientific research on corruption, its sources and consequences as well as on good governance with the ambition to boost its application in the policy-making and implementation domains .


We intend to achieve these goals in two main phases:

  1. Establish the network of scholars and foster solidarity and exchange of research approaches and results from their respective disciplines.
  2. Introduction and integration of policy professionals and implementers into the network and to build a bridge from scientific research on corruption to policy application.


This program is innovative insofar as it will be the first such interdisciplinary network of scholars committed to scientific research on corruption and good governance. Furthermore, it will be a pioneering effort in knowledge transfer from academia to the policy and implementation spheres on these issues.


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