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.


21 September 2017
Store chain HEMA has announced to discontinue sex indications in children's clothing: no more “boys” or “girls” departments, but simply “kids”.
1 September 2017
Ryad and Lange received a grant to organise a KNAW colloquium to advance research in Arabo-Muslim Digital Humanities and Cultural Analytics.
1 August 2017
Jewish Love Magic is a monograph by Ortal-Paz Saar dedicated to the supernatural methods employed by Jews in order to generate love, grace or hate.


26 October 2017 18:00 - 28 October 2017 14:00
The conference is related to the project Contested Privates: the oppositional pairing of religion and homosexuality in public debates in the Netherlands
Abuja Central Mosque. Photo: Murtala Ibrahim
30 October 2017 12:45 - 13:45
On 30 October 2017 Ibrahim Murtala will defend his PhD thesis on practices of mediation in Christ Embassy and NASFAT in Abuja, Nigeria.
Abuja Central Mosque. Photo: Murtala Ibrahim
30 October 2017 15:00 - 17:30
The symposium will explore various issues that arise from both inter- and intra-religious encounters and entanglements.