Empirical studies of religion, values and society are spread across a number of institutions, in relatively small communities. The Research School Religion-Values-Society (RVS) is an initiative by the major Norwegian academic institutions within this field, as well as important institutions in Sweden and the United States, to bring together PhD-students and established scholars in order to develop better research and foster national and international cooperation, primarily through a strengthened and more comprehensive PhD education.
The RVS is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
RVS generally offers three courses every year, one in the Spring semester, one in the Fall semester, and one Summer course at Lesbos. For each course it is possible to read a curriculum and write an essay. RVS follows the international standard for workload per ECTS (25-30 hours work per ECTS), and the different courses give either 3 or 5 ECTS. See the concrete courses to find out more.
NEW: Apply now to participate in the bi-annual course in Boston. The theme of the course is Work, Religion and Values. Apply by 7 April. See the call here
- Great interest in RVS! We recieved many good applications to join the RVS Research School, and we could not accept all at this round. A total number of 56 PhD students are now members in the RVS.
- The next course will be at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 3-5 May 2017. The theme is Values, Religions and Emotions. See full programme Values Religions and Emotions
- The next summer course in Metochi will be on The Role of Theory in Empirical Research. Read about the summer school here. Apply by 31 March
- Hilde Frøkedal and Vicor Dudas are the student representatives in the board. Read more about them here.