It is the mission of the University of Humanistic Studies to contribute to a humane society and a meaningful existence for every human being through academic research and education from a humanist point of view, in light of which social responsibility and individual autonomy are intertwined.
Since its founding in 1989, the university has been active in carrying out academic research relating to social, ethical and worldview-related issues. It also supports the practical application of the knowledge acquired as a result of this research.
It educates creative and critical professionals and takes an active position as a participant in social debate. In spite of its relatively small size – the university comprises some 100 staff members and 400 students – the UvH has been able to make a distinguishing mark for itself.