Departments and research groups

Our Faculty hasĀ 2Ā departments.Ā Each department has a number of training and research groups. We also haveĀ 17 research groups in which individual researchers cooperate within a common research field or around a common topic or problem.Ā We have listed everything for you here.

Our departments

History, Archeology, Arts, Philosophy and Ethics (HARP)

On the department

The Department of History, Archaeology, Arts, Philosophy, and Ethics (HARP) consists of the following bachelor's and master's programmes:

  • History
  • Art Studies and Archaeology
  • Philosophy and Moral Sciences
  • Post-Master Archivistics and Contemporary Document Management

It is also the overarching structure for research in History, Art History and Art Studies, Archaeology, Philosophy and Ethics:

  • Philosophy and Moral Sciences (FILO)Ā 
  • History (HIST)Ā 
  • Art Studies and Archaeology (SKAR)Ā 
  • Archivistics and Contemporary Document ManagementĀ 

Department Chair:Ā Prof. Dr. Paul Erdkamp

Linguistics & Literary Studies (LIST)

On the department

The department of Linguistics & Literary Studies (LIST) comprises 8 programmes:

  • Bachelor Language and Literature
  • Bachelor Applied Linguistics
  • Multilingual Bachelor in Linguistics and Literary Studies
  • Master Language and Literature
  • Master Translation
  • Master Interpretation
  • Master Journalism
  • Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies

In addition, the department is also the overarching structure for all research in literary studies, linguistics and applied linguistics, and journalism:

  • Language and literature (TALK)Ā 
  • Applied Linguistics (TTKA)Ā 
  • Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies (MUMA)Ā 

Department Chair: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

Our research groups

At the Faculty of Languages and Humanities, you will find 17 research groups in which individual researchers cooperate within a common research field. Many research groups are interdisciplinary and include members from other faculties. Researchers can be members of several research groups.Ā 

The research groups provide a broader context for doctoral students preparing their dissertations. In addition, they provide guidance in the form of research internships and workshops to students who wish to immerse themselves in research within specific fields. In addition, the research groups regularly organise seminars on current research, conferences with international speakers, and guest lectures.

What's the difference between a department and a research group?

A Faculty consists of several departments. Each department within a Faculty isĀ responsible for the educational and research activities within their specialisation.

Within each of these departments, one or moreĀ research groupsĀ are active. These groups consist of an international team of researchers who are fully committed to 'socially relevant' research within their specialisation. In this way, the educational offer can be permanently adapted to the latest scientific evolutions.

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