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The Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER) is the main platform for research and training in the fields of theology and religious studies in the Netherlands and Flanders. It provides a national research context and training programme for about 150 senior researchers, 100 PhD candidates and 50 ReMA students. The following twelve universities participate in NOSTER:

  • Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven
  • Leiden University
  • Protestant Theological University
  • Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • Theological University Apeldoorn
  • Theological University Kampen
  • Tilburg University
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Humanistic Studies
  • Utrecht University
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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upcoming courses
Research Seminar Religious Studies

Research Seminar Religious Studies

2020-2021

3 EC 15 Oct 2020

Must-Have-Read: Karl Barth’s Römerbrief/De brief aan de Romeinen

Autumn 2020 NB: Course taught in Dutch

12 Oct 2020
NOSTER Kick-Off 2020

NOSTER Kick-Off 2020

0,5 EC 01 Jan 1970
News & Events
Assessment Committee Praises NOSTER’s PhD Education

Assessment Committee Praises NOSTER’s PhD Education

In Autumn 2019, NOSTER was assessed as part of the research assessment of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of Radboud University. Recently, the final version of the committee’s assessment report has become available. NOSTER is pleased to learn that, according to the Committee, NOSTER offers “a very valuable contribution to PhD education […]

Wouda Succeeds Copier as Curriculum Coordinator

Wouda Succeeds Copier as Curriculum Coordinator

On 1 May, at her own request, an honorable discharge was granted to Jorien Copier MA. Jorien wants to give priority to the completion of her doctoral thesis. For over four years, she has worked as a curriculum coordinator for NOSTER. We thank her for her great efforts. As of that same day, Fokke Wouda […]

Changes to the NOSTER Curriculum Due to the Corona Pandemic

Changes to the NOSTER Curriculum Due to the Corona Pandemic

Because of the measures taken by the Dutch government to combat the corona pandemic, the NOSTER Spring Conference, which was scheduled for 23-24 April, will not take place in Driebergen. The NOSTER office is currently moving the research presentations and discussions to online sessions on the same dates. Those who have registered for the Spring […]

Information about General Data Protection Regulation

As of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become law. NOSTER wants to be transparent about how it processes the personal data of those who have registered at NOSTER. On the other hand, a rigid interpretation and application of this law would not only result in a significant amount of administrative […]