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About Kosmopolis Institute

Kosmopolis Institute was founded in 2004 by the University of Humanistic Studies in consultation with the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos). The institute functions as an expertise – and resource centre and focuses on interdisciplinary teaching, training, research and networking on cosmopolitan dimensions of Humanism in a globalizing world.

In 2010, Kosmopolis Institute was affiliated with Harvard University for their

Pluralism Project. The Kosmopolis Pluralism Project is part of the Hivos Knowledge Programs and is a collaboration of (1) Kosmopolis, (2) the Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, (3) The Centre for the Study of Culture and Society in Bangalore, India, (4) The Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda in Kampala and (5) University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Read more about the project here.

The institute has editorial responsibility for the Pluralism Working Paper Series, an international, English language collection of academic work, observations from development practice, and interviews. The PhD candidates of the knowledge program are enrolled in the University of Humanistic Studies graduate school.

The second tranche of the knowledge program runs from 2011 to the end of 2013. Research in this period will be conducted on issues of identity and citizenship in a global perspective, and on the relationship between human and sustainable development.

Kosmopolis activities are project based and include educational and research programs on human development and human rights, international and intercultural dialogue and sustainable development. 




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3512 HD Utrecht
The Netherlands