The Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) provides a national platform for gender research and teaching by faculty members from various Dutch universities. It offers a highly successful training programme and environment for national and international postgraduate and PhD students since 1995. The NOG teaching and research staff consists of an international team of professors and senior lecturers.
While organized as a national platform the NOG functions as a top European programme and plays a central role in European cooperation on research and training in the area of Gender and Postcolonial studies. It has an excellent, long-standing international reputation for its pioneering work in the field of literary, cultural, philosophical, anthropological and epistemological Gender Studies. It offers one of Europe’s most advanced interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes in the humanities, with a core curriculum on feminist theory, issues of difference and diversity, gender, postcolonialism, and multiculturalism.
In addition, the NOG is involved in European and international projects like the InterGender Network (together with a.o. Linköping University, Humboldt University, Helsinki University), ATGENDER, RINGS, EU LLP EDGES and the EU Horizon2020 Marie Curie GRACE project to establish – among other things – a European joint PhD curriculum in Gender Studies.
NOG’s mission is to create an academic community in the Netherlands in which feminist and postcolonial research can be optimally pursued, as well as to educate the next generation of researchers with an open mind toward 1. new disciplinary and interdisciplinary developments, 2. different theoretical and methodological approaches, and 3. applications of scientific results in society and connect academy and activism.