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A wealth of expertise in the fields of philosophy, (art) history, the arts, literature, film and cultural sciences, religious studies, linguistics and multidisciplinary area studies results in a unique Faculty of Humanities.

Our global expertise, international focus and synergy of scientific approaches form windows to the world, opening up the many perspectives of a globalising world. In a century of globalisation, large-scale levels of migration, intense and ever faster communication, cultural transformations and the politicisation of culture and the rise of new superpowers, the work and knowledge of the faculty’s staff is of vital importance to our society, both inside and outside of the Netherlands. It is precisely in the 21st century that our faculty consciously stands at the heart of that society.  

The Faculty of Humanities offers an inspiring and international work environment with room for diversity and development for employees and students from the Netherlands and abroad. It offers  a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. The Faculty’s research is organised within seven research institutes.

Read more in the Faculty Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Faculty Board

The Faculty board is responsible for the faculty’s general management and organisation and for education and research. Read more about the Faculty Board.

The Board is supported by the Faculty office.

Film: Humans of Humanities

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