In our teaching and research we highlight major developments in societies and cultures as they have unfolded during the modern and contemporary eras. We seek to gain understanding of the interrelationships of Europeanisation, globalisation, scientific and technological development, political change and cultural innovation. We are interested in how today’s societies cope with these challenges through, amongst others, practices of remembrance, governance techniques, strategies for managing knowledge, technologies and risks and ways of dealing with diversity and inequality. Yet, understanding our present world is impossible without insight into its past. This is why historical research serves as a key element of our scholarly and educational identity.
Our faculty offers three bachelor’s degrees for highly motivated bachelor’s students. The interdisciplinary bachelor’s programmes are focused on either European Studies or Arts and Culture.
Our faculty offers eight different interdisciplinary master’s programmes in the fields of Arts and Culture, Globalisation and Development, Media, Technology and Innovation and Politics and Governance.
Our faculty offers two research master’s programmes to reach your full potential. We offer a programme in European Studies and a programme in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology.
Maarten Vink has been appointed Guest Professor at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) for the academic year 2017-2018.
On 9 and 10 June, European Studies will hold a jubilee celebration with alumni, students and staff, to celebrate its 15 year anniversary.
Karin Bijsterveld appointed as a member of the KNAW Council for the Humanities
Video: virtual campus tour.