Radboud University Nijmegen
|Radboud University Nijmegen|
|Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen|
|Latin: Universitatis Radbodianae Noviomagensis|
|Motto||In Dei nomine feliciter|
|Motto in English||Happily in God's name|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic |
Radboud University Nijmegen (Dutch: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, formerly Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen) is a public university with a strong focus on research in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has seven faculties and enrolls over 19,130 students. Radboud was internationally ranked by QS World University Rankings, and placed at 136th.
The first Nijmegen University was founded in 1655 and terminated around 1680. The Radboud University Nijmegen was established in 1923 as the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, or Catholic University of Nijmegen, and started out with 27 professors and 189 students. The university was founded because the Roman Catholic community wanted its own university. At the time, Roman Catholics in the Netherlands were disadvantaged and occupied almost no higher posts in government. After fierce competition with the cities of Den Bosch, Tilburg, The Hague and Maastricht, Nijmegen was chosen as the city to house the university. The subsequent Second World War hit the university hard. Many prominent members were lost, among them professors Robert Regout and Titus Brandsma. They were deported to Dachau concentration camp. In 1943, rector Hermesdorf refused to cooperate with the Germans. On February 22, 1944, the university lost many buildings in a bombardment. Classes resumed in March 1945. Since then, student numbers rose steadily from 3,000 in 1960 to 15,000 in 1980.
The university's medical department is linked to the St Radboud University Medical Center, a large teaching hospital located on the Heyendaal campus along with the other university buildings such as the Huygensgebouw which contains the Natural Sciences. The Erasmus Tower and the Erasmusgebouw which contain the Faculty of Arts are situated at the south end of the campus next to the sportscenter (USC). Recent building projects included new on-campus residence halls, the sports center and several science buildings. The new Grotiusgebouw is recently built and will offer more room to the Faculty of Law. The university campus is located next to Heyendaal train station. Frequent shuttle buses connect the university to Nijmegen Central Station and the city centre.
Radboud University is noted for its green campus, often listed among the most attractive in the Netherlands.
Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrolls over 19.130 students in 107 study programs (40 Bachelor's and 67 Master's programs).
The University offers 28 international Master’s programs taught in English within five different fields: Man & Society, Man & Health, Man & Culture, Policy & Organization and Nature & Science. All Bachelor's programs are in Dutch. All Master’s programs have been internationally accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
International Master's programs 
All English-taught Master’s programmes are research-based programmes. They are taught within the Faculties of Arts, Law, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Sciences and Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, besides the Interfaculty Research school and the Nijmegen School of Management.
(Master's in italic are Master's specialisations)
|Anthropology and Development Studies
Anthropology of mobility
Cognitive Artificial Intelligence
|International Business Communication|
|Behavioural science (Research master)||Language and Communication (Research master)|
English Language and Linguistics
Communities and Ecosystems
Water and Environment
Business Analysis & Modelling
Organisational Design & Development
Strategic Human Resource Management
|Chemistry||Molecular life sciences|
|Cognitive Neuroscience (Research master)||Molecular mechanisms of disease (Research master)|
|Comparative Public Administration (COMPASS)||Natural science
Physical and chemical
Biological and physical
Chemical and biological
|Computing science||Netherlandish Art and Architecture in an international perspective|
Accounting and Control
International Economics & Business
|North American studies
Literatures and Cultures of North America in an International Perspective
Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society
|European law||Philosophy (Research master)|
|European Spatial and Environmental Planning||Physics and Astronomy
High Energy Physics Molecules and Functional Materials
|Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
Art and Visual Culture
Comparative and European Politics
Political Theory: Recognition, Justice and Power
|Social and Cultural science (Research master)|
Conflicts, territories and identities
Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance
Globalisation, Migration and Development
Urban and Cultural Geography
Radboud University Nijmegen is home to several research institutions, including Institute for Management Research (IMR), NanoLab Nijmegen, Donders Centre for Cognition and the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Faculty members Anne Cutler (1999), Henk Barendregt (2002), Peter Hagoort (2005), and Theo Rasing (2008) won the Spinozapremie. Visiting professor Sir Andre Geim and former Ph.D. student Sir Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The QS World University Rankings ranked the university 138th in the world in 2011.
Coat of arms 
The coat of arms was designed at the time of the founding of the university by the goldsmith workshop of the Brom family in Utrecht. The lower part is the coat of arms of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. The dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. The shield is surmounted by the crown of Charlemagne. Underneath is the motto "In Dei Nomine Feliciter."
Notable alumni 
- Dries van Agt, 1955 (LLM), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Louis Beel, 1928 (LLM), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Jo Cals, 1940 (LLM), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Jos Engelen, 1973, physicist
- Thom de Graaf, 1981 (LLM), former mayor of Nijmegen
- Agnes Kant, 1989 (MSc), 1997 (PhD), former leader of the Socialist Party
- Jos van der Lans, 1981 (MA), former member of the House of Representatives
- Gerd Leers, 1976 (MSc), former mayor of Maastricht, current Minister for Immigration and Asylum Affairs
- Victor Marijnen, 1941 (LLM), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Hans van Mierlo, 1960 (LLM), former Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Sir Konstantin Novoselov, awarded 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Rita Verdonk, 1983 (MA), former member of the House of Representatives
Notable faculty 
- Catharina Halkes, first feminist theologian to be a professor in the Netherlands
- Renate Loll, physicist
- Jan van der Watt, expert in Johannine literature, General editor of Review of Biblical Literature
- Jos van der Meer, professor of General Internal Medicine
- Kees Versteegh, professor emeritus of Middle Eastern studies, also alumnus
See also 
- Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, a University of Applied Sciences located in Nijmegen and Arnhem.
- List of early modern universities in Europe
- Een bijzondere universiteit
- Biography of Bas Kortmann
- Topuniversities.com profile
- Topuniversities.com profile
- History of the Radboud University Nijmegen
- Bachelor's and Master's programs at Radboud University Nijmegen
- "QS World University Rankings 2011 Results".
- Judith van Beukering (red.) 80 jaar KU Nijmegen - 80 objecten. Tachtig jaar Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen in voorwerpen van wetenschap, geschiedenis en kunst (Nijmegen 2003) 15.