Here is the database of liberal arts programmes in Europe. In its current form, the database contains basic institutional data of existing programmes as well as a typology of their organisational forms. The database builds upon existing partial lists, operates on a broad definition of liberal arts*, and can be considered the first comprehensive catalogue of liberal arts initiatives in the European higher education landscape.

Private independent liberal arts institutions (1.a)
Independent small size European college / university; normally awarding a degree in liberal arts; private

Private American institutions (1.b)
Institution operating according to American ideas and organisational models, even if not a branch; located in major cities throughout the continent; private

Public University Colleges (2.a)
University College offering B.A./B.Sc. in liberal arts; offered by financially and functionally autonomous units (“colleges”), with public universities accrediting the programme (mostly NL)

Public liberal arts programmes (2.b)
B.A./B.Sc. in liberal arts, offered by an established public university, where the liberal arts programme of study is one among other (disciplinary degree) programmes (mostly UK)

Liberal arts inspired curricular innovations (3.a)
Institutions promoting curricular innovations (core curriculum, elective principle, academic skills etc.) directly inspired by liberal arts ideals; offered within ‘regular’ university degree structures or faculties; public or private

You can simply search the database for programmes, countries, citieset cetera using the search field on the top right corner of the database below. You can also sort the whole database by the column you are interested in.

Name of the programmeCountryCityYear establishedWebsiteType CodeLanguage of instructionOwnership statusHosting / affiliated institutionComments
Webster University ViennaAustriaVienna1982http://webster.ac.at/1.bEnglishPrivateWebster University (USA)
Vesalius CollegeBelgiumBrussels1987http://www.vesalius.edu/1.bEnglishPrivateUniversity of Indianapolis (USA) / Vesalius College (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) / Boston University?
Catholic University Leuven Campus Kortrijk (KULAK)BelgiumKortrijk2011http://www.kuleuven-kulak.be/3.aDutchPublicCatholic University Leuven (Belgium)
American University in BulgariaBulgariaBlagoevgrad1991https://www.aubg.edu/1.bEnglishPrivate
New Bulgarian University (NBU)BulgariaSofia1991http://www.nbu.bg/1.bBulgarianPrivateMultiple (6 universities)
University of CyprusCyprusNicosia1989http://www.ucy.ac.cy/en/3.aGreekPublicuniversity modelled after US model, with 4-year bachelor studies, with major/concentration (ca 50% of the curriculum) and required courses in the broad field of knowledge, as well as a possibility of minor
Charles University, Faculty of Humanities, Liberal Arts and Humanities
Czech RepublicPrague1994http://bakalar.fhs.cuni.cz/SHV-15.html2.aCzechPublicestablished as Institute for Fundamental Learning, granted faculty status in 2000; ELAN Member
Catherine's CollegeEstoniaTallin2005http://www.tlu.ee/?LangID=2&CatID=28373.aEnglishPublicTallinn University (Estonia)
Tallinn University; Liberal Arts in HumanitiesEstoniaTallinn1988http://www.tlu.ee/en/School-of-Humanities/Liberal-Arts-in-Humanities2.bEnglishPublicnow part of school of Humanities, Tallinn University
Chavagnes StudiumFranceChavagnes-en-Paillers2015http://chavagnes.org/studium/1.aEnglishPrivateICES, Institut Catholique d’Etudes Supérieures Catholic University of the Vendée.2 year intensive course (instead of US 4) and on the site of a former studium; check the year; English Lycee from 2002
American University of ParisFranceParis1962https://www.aup.edu/1.bEnglishPrivate
Bard College BerlinGermanyBerlin1999http://www.berlin.bard.edu/1.aEnglishPrivateBard College (USA)previous: European College of Liberal Arts
Jacobs UniversityGermanyBremen2001https://www.jacobs-university.de/3.aEnglishPrivate
University College FreiburgGermanyFreiburg2012http://www.ucf.uni-freiburg.de/liberal-arts-and-sciences/liberal-arts-and-sciences2.bEnglishPublicUniversity of Freiburg (Germany)modelled after / close cooperation: University College Maastricht (Netherlands); 4 year
Zeppelin UniversityGermanyFriedrichshafen2003https://www.zu.de/3.aGermanPrivate
Bucerius Law SchoolGermanyHamburg2000http://www.law-school.de/deutsch/3.aGermanPrivate
Studium Individuale, Leuphana University of LüneburgGermanyLüneburg2012http://www.leuphana.de/en/college/bachelor/individual-studies.html2.bGerman / EnglishPublicIt's a proper Liberal Arts degree, but they call it "Studium Individuale"
Leuphana University of LüneburgGermanyLüneburg1946http://www.leuphana.de/en3.aGerman / EnglishPublicrenamed to "Leuphana" only in 2006
Witten/Herdecke UniversityGermanyWitten1982https://www.uni-wh.de/en/uwh-international/university/3.aGermanPrivate
American College of Greece, DEREE ProgramGreeceAthens1923http://www.acg.edu/1.bEnglishPrivate
University of Indianapolis AthensGreeceAthens1989http://international.uindy.edu/AthensCampus.php1.bEnglishPrivate
American College of Thessaloniki (ACT)GreeceThessaloniki1886http://www.act.edu/1.bEnglishPrivateAnatolia College (Greece)
McDaniel College BudapestHungaryBudapest1994http://mcdaniel.hu/1.bEnglishPrivateMcDaniel College (USA)
American University of RomeItalyRome1969https://www.aur.edu/1.bEnglishPrivate
John Cabot UniversityItalyRome1972http://www.johncabot.edu/1.bEnglishPrivate
Vytautas Magnus UniversityLithuaniaKaunus1989http://www.vdu.lt/en/3.aLithuanianPublic
LCC International UniversityLithuaniaKlaipeda1991http://www.lcc.lt/3.aEnglishPrivateEstablished in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundationsliberal arts university, with 51/180 ECTS in 9 core disciplines for each bachelor
European Humanities UniversityLithuaniaVilnius1992http://www.ehu.lt/en/3.aBelarussian, Russian?Privateindependentuntil 2004 in Minsk, from 2006 reestablished abroad; only recently more directly connected to LE
University of Malta; Centre for the Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS)MaltaMsida2014http://www.um.edu.mt/clas/ourprogramme2.aEnglishPublicUniversity of Maltaprogramme allows students to use accumulated Units to achieve certificate, diploma, higher diploma or bachelor; targets adult learners; fully flexible "at your own pace" modularised curriculum
St. Mary's University College BelfastNorthern IrelandBelfast2000http://www.stmarys-belfast.ac.uk/academic/liberalarts/default.asp2.aEnglishPublicQueens University Belfast (UK)originally 1985 but strongly revamped in 2000
MISH UJPolandCracow2000http://www.mish.uj.edu.pl3.aPolishPublicJagiellonian University, Cracow
ISM USPolandKatowice1997http://ism.us.edu.pl3.aPolishPublicSilesian University, Katowicecurrently, the result of 2014 merge of MISH and MISMaP
MISH-S UŁPolandLodz2008http://www.mish.uni.lodz.pl/3.aPolishPublicUniversity of Lodz
MISHuS KULPolandLublin2000http://www.kul.pl/kolegium-miedzyobszarowych-indywidualnych-studiow-humanistyczno-spolecznych,110.html3.aPolishPublicJohn Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
MISH UOPolandOpole2011https://rekrutacja.uni.opole.pl/pomoc.php?op=inc&file=mishus3.aPolishPublicUniversity of Opole
MISHiS UAMPolandPoznan2002http://mishis.amu.edu.pl/3.aPolishPublicAdam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
MISH-S UMKPolandTorun1997http://mish.umk.pl/3.aPolishPublicNicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Collegium Artes Liberales (CLAS)PolandWarsaw2008http://www.clas.al.uw.edu.pl/en/summary2.aPolishPublicUniversity of Warsaw (Poland)
Collegium of Inter-Faculty/Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities (MISHPolandWarsaw1993http://mish.uw.edu.pl/3.aPolishPublicUniversity of WarsawMiędzywydziałowe Indywidualne Studia Humanistyczne / Międzyobszarowe Indywidualne Studia Humanistyczne
MISH UWrPolandWroclaw2004http://uni.wroc.pl/wydzia%C5%82y/kolegium-mishis3.aPolishPublicUniversity of Wroclaw
University of Lisbon, Course of General StudiesPortugalLisbon2011http://www.letras.ulisboa.pt/pt/cursos/licenciaturas-1-ciclo/estudos-gerais2.bPortuguesePublicaka Estudos Gerais
RaNePa liberal arts collegeRussiaMoscow2012http://ion.ranepa.ru/en/about/faculties/715/Liberal-Arts/3.aRussianPublicRussian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administrationoriginally a program, from 2014 a college
MIGO SFedU RostovRussiaRostov2006http://migo.sfedu.ru/3.aRussianPublicSouthern Federal University Rostov on Don
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersbrug state UnivesityRussiaSt. Petersburg1999http://artesliberales.spbu.ru/about-en2.aRussianPublicSt. Petersburg State University (Russia)Bard College (USA)aka Smolny College
Bratislava International School of Liberal ArtsSlovakiaBratislava2006http://www.bisla.sk/english/1.aSlovakPrivateBratislava Institute of Humanism (Slovakia)previous: Bratislavská medzinárodná škola liberálnych štúdií; preceded by Society for higher learning (since 1996?); in the process of transitioning to full-Englisj
University of Navarra - Core CurriculumSpainMadrid2015http://www.unav.edu/web/core-curriculum/itinerario-interfacultativo3.aSpanishPublichistory of the Institute is much longer
Goteborg University; Liberal Arts ProgrammeSwedenGoteborg2011http://flov.gu.se/utbildning/grundniva/liberal-arts2.bSwedishPublic
Gotland University --> Uppsala University LA ProgrammetSwedenVisby1998http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/master/selma/program/?pKod=HLA1K2.bSwedishPublicUppsala University (SE)ELAN Member
Franklin University SwitzerlandSwitzerlandLugano1969https://www.fus.edu/1.bEnglishPrivatedual accreditation; before 2013 Franklin College Switzerland
Amsterdam University CollegeThe NetherlandsAmsterdam2009http://www.auc.nl/2.aEnglishPublicUniversity of Amsterdam (Netherlands)VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands)
University College GroningenThe NetherlandsGroningen2014http://www.rug.nl/ucg/2.aEnglishPublicUniversity of Groningen (Netherlands)
University College MaastrichtThe NetherlandsMaastricht2002https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/bachelor/bachelor-university-college-maastricht/why-this-programme2.aEnglishPublicMaastricht University (Netherlands)
University College RooseveltThe NetherlandsMiddelburg2004http://www.ucr.nl/Pages/default.aspx2.aEnglishPublicUtrecht University (Netherlands)formerly Roosevelt Academy
Erasmus University CollegeThe NetherlandsRotterdam2013https://www.eur.nl/euc/2.aEnglishPublicErasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Leiden University College The Hague (LUC)The NetherlandsThe Hague2010http://www.lucthehague.nl/2.aEnglishPublicLeiden University (Netherlands)
University College TilburgThe NetherlandsTilburg2008https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/university-college-tilburg/2.aEnglishPublicTilburg University (Netherlands)formerly Tilburg University Liberal Arts and Science Bachelor Program, since 2016 UCT; accredited in 2007 started 2008
University College Twente The NetherlandsTwente2013https://www.utwente.nl/en/university-college-twente/2.aEnglishPublicUniversity Twente
(Netherlands)
formerly ATLAS programme
University College Utrecht (UCU)The NetherlandsUtrecht1998https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/university-college-utrecht2.aEnglishPublicUtrecht University (Netherlands)
Utrecht University; Liberal Arts and SciencesThe NetherlandsUtrecht2004https://www.uu.nl/bachelors/liberal-arts-and-sciences2.bDutchPublicELAN Member
University College VenloThe NetherlandsVenlo2014https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/bachelor/bachelor-university-college-venlo2.aEnglishPublicMaastricht University (Netherlands)they focus on issues related to Food, Nutrition & Health in an interdisciplinary manner
Aberystwyth University; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKAberystwyth2017https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergraduate/liberal-arts-degree/2.bEnglishPublic
Bath Spa University; Liberal Arts Programme - College of Liberal Arts and SciencesUKBath2017https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/liberal-arts/2.bEnglishPublicMA; currently pending final approval
University of Birmingham; Liberal Arts & Sciences ProgrammeUKBirmingham2013http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/liberal-arts-and-sciences/index.aspx2.bEnglishPublicUniversity of Birmingham
University of Bristol; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKBristol2015http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2018/liberal-arts/ba-liberal-arts/2.bEnglishPublic
University of the West of England; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKBristol2017http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/L90A/liberal-arts2.bEnglishPubliconly about to start in 2017
University of Kent; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKCanterbury2014https://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/studying/programmes/ug/ba_liberal_arts.html2.bEnglishPublic4 years - with 3rd as a year abroad or internship
University of Derby; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKDerby2016https://www.derby.ac.uk/media-and-cultural-studies-courses/liberal-arts-ba-hons/2.bEnglishPublic
University of Dundee; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKDundee2017https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/liberal-arts/2.bEnglishPubliconly about to start in 2017
Durham University; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKDurham2016https://www.dur.ac.uk/liberal.arts/2.bEnglishPublicwas originally a Department of the Arts before splitting and forming the Liberal Arts Department
University of Essex; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKEssex2012http://www.essex.ac.uk/cish/liberalarts/default.aspx2.bEnglishPublicBA in Humanities startet in 1998 and was renamed in 2012 to LAS
University of Exeter; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKExeter2013http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/liberalarts/2.bEnglishPublicUniversity of ExeterMLibArts - optional fourth year for a masters'
University of Leeds; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKLeeds2015https://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125236/liberal_arts2.bEnglishPublicapprox. date of opening
Benedictus College, United KingdomUKLondon2010http://benedictus.org.uk/1.aEnglishPrivateOnly offering summer schools
Regent's American College London (RACL)UKLondon1994http://www.regents.ac.uk/1.bEnglishPrivateRegent's College (UK) Webster University (USA)
King's College London, Liberal Arts ProgramUKLondon2012https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/liberal/index.aspx2.bEnglishPublicKing's College London (UK)
University College London; Arts and Sciences BASc ProgrammeUKLondon2012https://www.ucl.ac.uk/basc2.bEnglishPublicUniversity College London3 years, 4 with study abroad
Regent's University London; Liberal StudiesUKLondon2015http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/programmes?keyword=liberal+arts&level=Undergraduate&subject=All+subjects2.bEnglishPublicapprox. date of opening
SOAS University of London; Global Liberal ArtsUKLondon2015https://www.soas.ac.uk/history/programmes/ba-global-liberal-arts/2.bEnglishPublicapprox. date of opening
Royal Holloway; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKLondon2015https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/liberalarts/home.aspx2.bEnglishPublic
New College of the HumanitiesUKLondon2011https://www.nchlondon.ac.uk/3.aEnglishPrivateUniversity of London (UK)"Liberal arts-inspired undergraduate degrees"
Richmond, The American International University in LondonUKRichmond & London1972http://www.richmond.ac.uk/1.bEnglishPrivate
Keele University; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKKeele2017https://www.keele.ac.uk/ilas/contactus/2.bEnglishPublic3 years, 4 with study abroad; MLibArts - optional fourth year for a masters'; run by Keele’s Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Warwick; Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKWarwick2016http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/liberalarts2.bEnglishPublic
University of Winchester; Modern Liberal Arts ProgrammeUKWinchester2010http://www.winchester.ac.uk/pages/home.aspx2.bEnglishPublicUniversity of Winchester, UK
University of Winchester - Institute for Value StudiesUKWinchester2015http://www.winchester.ac.uk/Studyhere/Value%20Studies/Pages/Value%20Studies.aspx3.aEnglishPublicUniversity of Winchesterelective modules

* For now, we are using “Liberal Arts” and “Liberal Arts and Sciences” synonymously. Unless stated otherwise, “Liberal Arts” in our project always refers to an undergraduate degree, respectively a programme of study (B.A./ B.Sc.). We use “Liberal Education” when we talk about the overall approach to learning and the educational philosophy behind Liberal Arts programmes.