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.


7 January 2019
Joas Wagemakers on on the availability of books written by radical Muslims in jail.
Santa is tired
20 December 2018
Science historian Hieke Huistra talked about the history of December celebrations with Sinterklaas and Father Christmas in the leading role.
18 December 2018
Ingrid Robeyns argues neither for or against universal basic income, but she does aim for a debate based on grounded arguments.


Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Karachi, Pakistan ©
18 January 2019 10:30 - 11:30
On 18 January Kor Grit will defend his PhD-thesis '“Christians by Faith, Pakistani by Citizenship”. Negotiating Christian Identity in Pakistan'.
Foto: Ivar Pel
22 January 2019 09:00 - 18:00
Teachers, researchers and students will come together to share experiences, practices, expertise, and ideas related to interdisciplinary higher education.
Discipline zonder Discipline, proefschrift Maaike de Boois
22 January 2019 15:30 - 17:00
On 22 January the Descartes Centre History of Science colloquium will revolve on the discipline of Andragology.