Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER)
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. Twelve research institutes in these fields have joined forces and provide a national research context and training programme for about 200 senior researchers, 100 PhD candidates and 20 ReMA students. In order to familiarise PhD candidates and ReMA students with various forms of research in the field of theology and religious studies and the methods used in them, it offers a training programme for PhD candidates and ReMA students by organizing seminars, conferences, and master classes with renowned scholars, both from the participating institutions and from institutions abroad. In addition, NOSTER stimulates new initiatives and explorations in research and provides a national forum to further communication between the participating institutes with a view to both short- and long-term collaboration.