Our history

Radboud University was founded on 17 October 1923 under the name Catholic University Nijmegen.

Opening van Radboud Universiteit

Radboud Origins

The history and future of Radboud University

In this video, several Radboudians talk about the history and future of Radboud University. With the foundation of the university in 1923, Dutch Catholics sought to promote the emancipation of Roman Catholics in the Netherlands, who at that time were strongly underrepresented in public administration, the legal profession, medicine and other sectors. Today, Radboud University continues its commitment to the emancipation of certain groups.