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.
Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on Saturday 24 February 2018.
Almost all of our bachelor’s programmes are taught in English and we have an extensive institutional network that allows you to study abroad. We have more than 100 different nationalities among our students and staff.
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.
Veerle Spronck, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, won the biannual Max van der Kamp thesis prize.
NRC newspaper interview with Lies Wesseling on raising kids gender neutral
Video: virtual campus tour.