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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Our vision for the VHI's future is fresh, bold and expansive:

  • We have relaunched the Institute to be the first Institute of Advanced Studies in Europe inspired by a catholic worldview; 
  • We will provide a home for critical catholic inquiry in the heart of the University of Cambridge, one of the best universities in the world;
  • We are a key part of major developments at St Edmund’s College, one of the most vibrant, international and diverse colleges in the University.

We are actively expanding our activities and impact by:

  • establishing several visiting research positions, drawing the best thinking from around the world;
  • enhancing our impact on future leaders through postdoctoral and graduate positions;
  • promoting lectures, conferences and workshops, and providing a leading venue for high-quality, international thinking on global issues;
  • increasing our impact through publications and other media.

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We are planning to create a new home for the institute with state-of-the-art facilities in the new wing of St Edmund’s College. This major development will ensure the VHI’s distinctive contribution well into the future. 



A unique institute of advanced studies inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation