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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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All our activities will be housed in new 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. 



An interdisciplinary research institute inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation