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A Closer Look at RESILIENCE’s Work in the Preparatory Phase

10 November 2022

RESILIENCE, the Research Infrastructure (RI) of which TUA is a part, started its Preparatory Phase (2022-2026) in June this year. The preparatory phase will be a decisive phase, in which it must become clear whether the legal form of an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) can actually be launched in 2026, and which countries and institutions will be its members and partners.

Blog: PhD supervision on Location: TUA visiting hospitable India and Nepal

2 November 2022

Professor of Christian Education Prof. A. de Muynck has returned from his study tour to India and Nepal. Besides visiting diverse projects and institutes, he was also a keynote speaker at a conference and had the opportunity to have supervisory meetings with PhD students in their own contexts. This blog is about the latter.

TUA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Fscire (Bologna)

17 October 2022

On 14 October 2022 in Bologna, Italy, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Fondazione per le scienze religiose (Fscire) and the Theological University Apeldoorn (TUA). On behalf of the TUA, this so-called Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the rector Prof. Dr. H.J. Selderhuis. On behalf of Fscire, Dr. Francesca Cadeddu, director of research, signed the agreement.

Elsevier gives TUA a golden award

3 October 2022

TUA's bachelor is doing well in the rankings. Elsevier published Best Studies of 2022 at the end of last week. In it, Elsevier assesses all bachelors and masters programmes of Dutch colleges and universities. At the very top in the Theology category is the TUA bachelor, which was therefore given a golden award.

The September edition of TUA Connect is released

19 September 2022

This week, CGK members and other TUA relations will receive the September edition of TUA Connect.

Departure of Prof. Dr. A. Huijgen

2 July 2022

The recent appointment of Prof. A. Huijgen as a professor at the Protestant Theological University marks the end of a six-year professorship at the TUA. Prof. Huijgen studied at the Theological University Apeldoorn and has been associated with the TUA as an AIO since 2004. From 2007 to 2014 he was part-time pastor at the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk of Genemuiden in combination with a part-time research appointment at TUA. In January 2014 he became associate professor at TUA, which was followed by his appointment as professor of Systematic Theology on 1 December 2016. It is scheduled that this appointment at TUA will end on 6 September.

A.J. Dorst appointed as the new President of the Executive Board

31 May 2022

It is with great pleasure that the Supervisory Board of the Theological University of Apeldoorn announces the appointment of A.J. (Arjan) Dorst MSc. as the new President of the Executive Board. His appointment will take effect on the 1st of August of this year.

RESILIENCE’s Transnational Access Program Now Available to the Religious Studies Community

19 May 2022

RESILIENCE, the European Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies, is proud to offer its first service to the Religious Studies community: the Transnational Access (TNA) Program. Users of this program will gain direct, fast, and effective access to the collections of seven leading research institutions and universities in Europe, guided by experts in the field.

Emeritus status and appointments

20 April 2022

On 19 April 2022 the General Synod of the Christian Reformed Churches granted Professor Dr. H.G.L. Peels emeritus status 'in the most honourable manner'. During the Synod he was addressed by the president of both the synod and the curatorium, Rev. J.G. Schenau, and by the rector of the TUA, Prof. Dr. H.J. Selderhuis. The emeritus status will officially become effective on 1 February 2023. His final lecture is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, 27 January. Prof. Peels has been associated with the TUA since 1987: first as associate professor of Old Testament studies, and from 1992 as full professor of Old Testament.

TUA receives ancient Torah scroll

13 April 2022

A special moment during the staff meeting at the TUA on Tuesday 5 April: with great care a large, round package was opened, which revealed an ancient Torah scroll. This scroll was donated to the university by the American ‘God's Ancient Library’.