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Investigation of Scientific Integrity Committee on PhD thesis dr. M.T. Nazar Soroush

Today, the Executive Board has asked the Scientific Integrity Committee to investigate the PhD thesis of Dr. M.T. Nazar Soroush. Dr. Soroush obtained a PhD on September 4, 2018, with a PhD thesis entitled Institutionele reproductie van salafistische jongeren in Nederland; De Leefwereld van Jonge Salafisten in Nederland.


Professor A. Hol chairs the Scientific Integrity Committee. The Executive Board’s decision follows signals received from external parties that have given rise to doubt as to the contents of as well as the methodology used in the PhD thesis.

The committee is to examine whether the contents of dr. Soroush’s PhD thesis give rise to the opinion that there has been a violation of generally accepted principles of scientific integrity and good scientific practice. The Committee will report to the Executive Board.

Until the Executive Board has received the Committee’s advice, the university will not assist in distributing the PhD thesis and has also asked Dr. Soroush to refrain from distributing the book.