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Philosophical research in Groningen judged "excellent"

25 April 2019

An international research assessment committee, which has evaluated philosophical research in the Netherlands, has judged the research conducted at the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen as excellent, giving it the maximum score of 1 on all three categories: [1] quality of research; [2] relevance to society and [3] viability.

High quality and international character

The score of 1 means "excellent/world leading" on the current scale for such research assessments in the Netherlands (Standard Evaluation Protocol). The committee, which consisted of internationally renowned philosophers, states in her report that the Groningen philosophy faculty "has maintained its well-established and justified reputation for research excellence". It praises the high quality of the faculty's research and its international character, as well as the impressive number of research grants and other marks of recognition.

An exceptionally attractive place to work

The committee also values the Kenniscentrum Filosofie (Knowledge Center Philosophy), which encourages and coordinates projects at the interface between philosophy and society. The committee concludes that the Groningen Faculty, as one of the last independent faculties of philosophy in the Netherlands, "is an exceptionally attractive place to work".

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Full philosophy research review report (Chapter 5 is about Groningen)

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