About us

The Protestant Theological University (PThU) is a university of theology, located in Amsterdam and Groningen. The PThU stands for solid and relevant theological education and research into developments in faith, church and world Christianity. We do our work out of a strong connection to the church and a fascination for how faith works in people's lives - and that includes the faith of our staff and students.

  • "My decision to study here has been invaluable in my current work as a teacher at Waimaw Theological Seminary. During my studies I received the tools that helped me to reflect confidently on 'living' Biblical texts and to think critically about my community and the situation in my home country. It was an incomparable experience.”
    Bahm Zung
    Master student 2018-2019
  • What is a good life? How does this take shape? And what do theological visions and practices contribute to the discussion about this within church and society? These questions are central to our Mediating Good Life⊕ research programme.
    Mediating good life
    Research programme
Fact & Figures
2007
founded
after a merger between three universities
150
years of history
a century and a half's worth of theological education
250
students
at our locations in Groningen and Amsterdam
6%
international students
from across the globe

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