Research at the University of Humanistic Studies is inspired by the worldviews and traditions of humanism. The central question is: How do we optimise opportunities for people to live a dignified and meaningful life in a just and caring society?
Our research programme explores this question in three interrelated themes:
- Meaningful living
- A just and caring society
The research programme is executed by 5 groups concerned with teaching and research at the University of Humanistic Studies. Each group is headed by a chair holder. These are our chair groups:
- Humanism and Social Resilience
- Humanist Chaplaincy studies for a Plural Society
- Care Ethics
- Citizenship and Humanisation of the Public Sector
The university also has various endowed chairs which are funded by a third party and personal chairs to stimulate education or research in a subject area.
PhD research at the University of Humanistic Studies can be done in two ways: as an external PhD student or as an employee. Our graduate school offers a four to five year PhD programme with a special focus on supporting research in and around professional practices.
You can read about our research in various types of publications:
- academic publications
- publications for professionals and a wider audience
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