GHIS is a series of small-scale interdisciplinairy seminars about the focus areas of research at Utrecht University. The topics will be diverse, ranging from global health issues and transition towards sustainability, to trends in youth culture, and the philosophy of science. No more than eight students participate in each discussion-based seminar group. Each seminar is hosted by distinguished researchers. You, your fellow students, and the lecturers will co-create the sessions.


During one year, students will follow three seminars, each consisting of four meetings, in the evenings. After the three seminars, all students in the GHIS programme organize a fourth seminar together in which they share what they have learned during the previous seminars. Each study period students will follow one seminar. Before the start of each period, students can indicate which seminar they would like to follow.

Topics that were included in the seminars of last year were: the societal impact of antibiotic resistance, deglobalization, child development and public order & security.

GHIS consists of 7,5 EC on top of your regular Master’s programme. The programme is in English and accessible to all UU Master’s students.

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