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.


4 June 2018
Frederic Kaplan's Time Machine FET Flagship CSA proposal, which the Descartes Center co-authored, may continue to the second round.
KNAW logo met papieren poppetiesketting
19 April 2018
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has appointed eight Utrecht-based academics as KNAW members.
22 February 2018
This volume unravels the dynamics of taking offense in current politics and aesthetics of cultural representation in Europe and beyond.


27 September 2018 09:00 - 28 September 2018 17:00
The conference is organised by Utrecht University and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen.
26 October 2018 12:30 - 17:40
The workshop contributes to IOS-work on urgent societal issues that require fundamental scientific research.