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About us

Message from the Director

Welcome to the webpages of the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Groningen. I invite you to browse this website to find out more about our Centre.

The Centre brings together researchers from different faculties at the University of Groningen who share an interest in the disciplines composing the field of PPE. As you can see from the bios of the individual members, our interdisciplinary group shares expertise in political theory, in philosophical disciplines such as ethics, philosophy of science and social epistemology, in economics, as well as in sociology and social psychology.

Christine Straehle, Director of the Centre for PPE
Christine Straehle, Director of the Centre for PPE

Members at the center collaborate on research programmes that aim to address some of the most urgent questions of our world, such as climate change, fiscal regulation, social and political trust, political participation and sustainable development.

We organize different events, most notably an annual conference and a lecture series with invited international speakers. To keep up with current affairs is not always easy, but our blog with guest posts from members on topics of public concern bring some clarity and help stimulate the debate.

2017-2018 brings two very important developments to the Centre. As of September, we will host our first Research Fellow in PPE. And most importantly, we look forward to welcoming the first cohort of our MSc in PPE students.

We hope to see you at one of our events, or to welcome you as a future student.

Best wishes,
Christine Straehle
Christine Straehle
Last modified:08 May 2017 4.06 p.m.