Radboud University

Radboud University

Radboud University is an international university based in the historical and bustling Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands. Together with our students and employees we contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all.
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Impact through research and education

What is good research and education to you? For us, this means discovering, digging, collaborating, discussing and inspiring. You can judge us by our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes or our world-renowned research facilities such as the HFML-FELIX or the Max Planck Institute. But why not simply judge us by our science? By the knowledge we acquire through interdisciplinary collaboration and by the impact this has on humans and the world. Discover how we contribute to science and society on Radboud Recharge.

Will you also help make a difference? Contribute to the climate, brain research or cracking unbreakable systems.

You have a part to play

A world from which we demand more and more requires people who can make a contribution. Critical thinkers who will take a closer look at what is really important. People who wish to work together with their colleagues and with experts from other disciplines, in an open and safe environment where creativity and initiative are valued. Our modern, sustainable campus is compact and our work environment is informal. This means that your colleagues are all within easy reach, both literally and figuratively. And our facilities offer you the scope to put your ideas to the test and push your boundaries.


‘At Radboud University, it’s easy to collaborate with other research groups and faculties.’

‘Strong collegiality is one of the unique characteristics of Radboud University. There is a safe, friendly atmosphere. It’s easy to collaborate with colleagues from other research groups and faculties, and I have never seen any kind of competitiveness between my co-workers. The university still has some way to go when it comes to diversity, whether we’re talking about gender, culture or ethnicity. At the same time, I’m glad to see that a great deal of attention is being paid to this issue. This is evident in such practices as mentorship, which is something from which I’ve also benefited during my academic career. Spending time with an experienced academic so that you can brainstorm and bring each other up to speed on things can be quite helpful. Now that I’m a professor myself, I’ve also taken on the role of mentor. This has allowed me to help budding academics to feel just as at home at Radboud University as I do.’

Laura van Niftrik, Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Science


A PhD at Radboud University

Fresh insights lead to scientific progress, which is why we take on around 150 new researchers as PhD candidates at Radboud University every year. If you wish to do your PhD at Radboud University, we will work together to develop a training and supervision plan. You will also be able to connect with an experienced PhD buddy, who offers a social connection and a sympathetic ear. Radboud University has its own PhD policy, which classifies you as a regular staff member. For more information, go to https://www.ru.nl/en/working-at/working-in-science

Our campus

Our campus contributes to personalised education and interdisciplinary research. The diverse environment invites you to study, collaborate and socialise. There is plenty of green space, perfect for a walk or to find a quiet place to relax. In addition, you can practice sports in our very own sports centre, but also take a breather in the many eateries and cafes. Or enjoy music and theater performances, events and lectures in our professional theater hall C.

Sustainability plays an important role in the future of the campus. To facilitate this, a green and healthy university environment with a strong focus on biodiversity is key. This way, we make a positive impact on the climate. The newest university building is even energy-neutral: on an annual basis, the building consumes as much energy as it produces.

Nijmegen: Old city, young vibe

Despite being the oldest city in the Netherlands, Nijmegen remains young at heart. The city is known for its cultural events, festivals, music venues and arthouse cinemas. It is ever-vibrant, both during the day and at night. You can endlessly wander the large city parks and winding streets without getting bored. Between the historic buildings and the many cafes, pubs and shops, there is plenty to keep you occupied. Perhaps you would rather walk along the Waal River or cycle across it. You may want to head to the city beaches, the Ooijpolder, or Germany. Whichever way you go, Nijmegen will only get greener! Nijmegen was even named the European Green Capital in 2018.


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