It is possible to do research leading to a PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Fr John Behr. At this particular time a few post-graduate students are researching their PhD subjects. New candidates are not being accepted at this moment in time, but if you are interested in PhD research, please let us know by sending an e-mail to

In February 2019, when the institute was still part of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, our very first PhD candidate, Fr Alexandros Chouliaras, successfully defended his PHD thesis.




Fr Joseph Lucas did the same at Radboud University. They now both bear the title ‘doctor’.