One of the best universities in Europe to study philosophy
Widely regarded as one of the top universities to study philosophy in Europe, the Faculty of Philosophy offers two bachelor programmes; six master programmes, which includes a one-year MSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), a two-year Research Master, and a one-year Master Philosophy and Society.
Our degree programmes have consistently been ranked high in the top in the Netherlands and are home to around 650 students every year. Research areas include philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
Two NWO Spinoza Prize laureates
The highest distinction in Dutch Academia, the Spinoza Prize, has been awarded to Professor of Ethics and its History Pauline Kleingeld in 2020, and to Professor of the History of Philosophy Lodi Nauta in 2016.
An inspiring, friendly and international community
Located in the historical centre of Groningen, the faculty is an internationally oriented community of researchers and teachers that welcomes students from all over the world to broaden and deepen their knowledge, and sharpen their skills in an inspiring, friendly and collegial setting.
Prof. dr. em. Jeanne Peijenburg wrote an article (in Dutch) about the history of the Faculty of Philosophy for the Philosophy Journal Tijdschrift voor Filosofie. It tells the story of how philosophy was taught in Groningen from the very beginning in 1614. The Faculty of Philosophy was only established in 1965, as the Centrale Interfaculteit ('Central Interfaculty''), indicating the connection of all scientific disciplines through philosophy and aiming for social responsibility training for all students.
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