Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies

NIM Institute

NIM is an Institute for the study of Non-Western Christianity, Inter-religious dialogue and mutual Mission. By conducting practice-oriented research it serves religious institutes and faith-based organisations to fulfill their missions. NIM was established by the major superiors of missionary institutes in The Netherlands in 1992. Presently NIM coordinates third-party research and outreach activities of the Chair of Mission Studies at Radboud University.

NIM follows in the footsteps of the Missiological Institute that was established in Nijmegen in 1948. It was an initiative of Dr. Alfons Mulders, professor of missiology from 1930 till 1963. Its main characteristic was its comprehensive approach, including anthropology, linguistics, religious studies and Islam studies in the study of mission.

One of the activities of NIM is an annual acculturation course for foreign missionaries who are assigned to The Netherlands. This course will be offered again in the first semester of 2022-2023. Register at

Acculturation Course

Patron of the NIM Institute is cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

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