The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies plays an active role in several university-wide, national, and international research and educational consortiums — in addition to housing the university's Ethics Institute.

The department is home to a broad range of subjects: from Philosophy to Christianity, Islam and other religious and secular traditions. The strong research focus, together with extensive engagement with other disciplines and with the wider society, is further reflected in the high quality of the educational programmes offered by the department.


22 February 2018
This volume unravels the dynamics of taking offense in current politics and aesthetics of cultural representation in Europe and beyond.
13 February 2018
From March onwards, Mauro Bonazzi is appointed professor in ancient and medieval philosophy. His research focuses on Plato and the history of ancient Platonism.
Dr. Stefan Binder
9 February 2018
The award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative.


25 May 2018 09:00 - 17:00
On Friday 25 May the Dutch-Scandinavian Research Network Symposium on 'Religious Diversity, Gender and Belonging' will take place in Utrecht.
30 May 2018 08:30 - 31 May 2018 13:00
On 30-31 May the Annual Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy will take place at Utrecht University.
Scots International Church in Rotterdam. Bron: still YouTube
6 June 2018 16:15 - 17:30
In his PhD thesis Robert Calvert looks for more adequate ways and terms to describe the identity and multifaceted nature of migrant Christian communities.