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Coronavirus: Updates and FAQs


Last change on Wednesday 14 October: update on the new measures from the Dutch government

Theology program at the VU and PThU tackles urgent themes such as racism, gender-based discrimination and inequality


Ónline symposium (16-17 Oct) to celebrate 25 Years of Bridging Gaps: Intercultural Theology for a More Human and Equal Society.

Ruard Ganzevoort reappointed as dean FRT


Prof. dr. Ruard Ganzevoort will be reappointed as dean of the Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT) from 1 january 2021.

Royal honor for VU theologian Samuel Lee


Samuel Lee has been appointed Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau for his contribution to migrant welfare in the Netherlands.

Dr Robert Beckford appointed as Associate Professor of Black Theology


The Faculty Board of the Faculty of Religion and Theology has appointed Dr Robert Beckford as Associate Professor of Black Theology in its Department of Beliefs and Practices as of 1 September 2020.

Institute for Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Religion and Theology announce Pim Martens as 2020 Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene


Professor Pim Martens from Maastricht University (Netherlands) has been appointed as Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene Program for 2020

Tom Zwart, Director of the Cross-Cultural Human Rights Centre (VU), receives Li Buyun Law Prize 2020


The prestigious Li Buyun Law Prize, which is annually conferred by the legal community in China on a person who has made an eminent contribution to Chinese legal studies and legal education, has been awarded this year to Tom Zwart, Director of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre at VU and University Utrecht professor.

The Future of Interfaith Spiritual Care: Symposium celebrating Anke Liefbroer's PhD research


Wednesday the 9th of September with Keynote speakers professor Wendy Cadge and VU researcher Joantine Berghuijs

VU theologian Srdjan Sremac publishes new book Lived Religion, Conversion and Recovery: Negotiating of Self, the Social, and the Sacred


A better understanding of the negotiating of self, the social, and the Sacred.

The The Faculty of Religion and Theology welcomes (International) Students!


Even though these are uncertain times, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is committed to engaging fully with the delivery of our education programmes. Throughout these current challenges, we have ensured continuity of all our programs and we will continue to do so for our programs starting September. Thinking about studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam? That is still very much possible!

Coronavirus: VU Amsterdam


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Katya Tolstaya appointed FDL professor in the field of "Theology and Religion in Post-Trauma Societies"


The Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit has appointed Katya Tolstaya as Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom (FDL) professor in the field of "Theology and Religion in Post-Trauma Societies" from 1 February 2020.

Symposium ‘Water in Times of Climate Change’ report


An agreement was signed by all parties during the water symposium.

Call for Fellows: Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Environmental Change


The VU Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene 2020 is now open for applications (Deadline: 20 November 2019, 18:00 CET).

Integrative Spirituality in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: from how we do things to why we exist


Inaugural speech of VU-Professor Sharda Nandram on the 21st of November 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.