Welcome at the Institute of Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion

The tasks of our institute:

  • Research: conducting research projects and organizing conferences in the field of theological and philosophical hermeneutics as well as in philosophy of religion
  • Education: to ensure teaching in the minor Hermeneutics, and in the minor Philosophy of Religion


Registration for the minors Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion is closed at the moment. Both minors will be re-opend for registration, probably in the fall term 2019. This temporary closure is due to the re-arrangement of studies at Zurich University. Students who wish to study Hermeneutics or Philosophy of Religion are nonetheless welcome to attend classes in both minors before the official re-opening of registration. For individual arrangements please contact hermes@uzh.ch


Since 2016 the institute coordinates the Netzwerk Hermeneutik Interpretationstheorie (NHI).