The University of Humanistic Studies is a renowned academic centre of knowledge inspired by the humanist body of thought. This body of thought is part of a long-standing tradition and is – perhaps now more than ever – relevant and very much alive. The university explores contemporary issues dealing with ethics, our worldview and the way we give meaning to life.
The University of Humanistic Studies at Utrecht is the youngest university in The Netherlands. It is also the only university offering a degree programme in humanistics. The UvH was founded in 1989 and has started to make its mark both in the academic world and beyond. Fully recognised and funded by the government of The Netherlands, the University distinguishes itself from other universities by the unique multi-disciplinary course that it offers, and by its size.