Three academics with ties to Utrecht University each receive a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for their research: Maykel Verkuyten, Yoad Winter and Maarten Krol. They each receive a grant of a maximum sum of 2.5 million euros for groundbreaking, trailblazing research.
Professor Dr Maykel Verkuyten is a Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at Utrecht University who researches relationships between cultures and groups. He receives the grant for his research into tolerance. In a society that is becoming more and more diverse, tolerance is one of the keys to living together in harmony. But what exactly is tolerance?