‘Top-quality research is only possible in an open and unrestricted international context’
Academic freedom and applications in society
The research at Radboud University is of a high academic quality and is characterised by integrity and academic freedom. Curiosity is the primary driver for our researchers. This is also true when the emphasis of their research is on its application to society.
Academic freedom, integrity and curiosity are preconditions for academic research of high quality. Top-quality research is only possible in an open and unrestricted international context, where researchers work within international networks and have access to the infrastructure of international knowledge, funding and publication. We encourage every researcher – from PhD candidate to professor – to gain international experience.
Wide-ranging research: within and across disciplines
We are a broad-based university with a dynamic range of research focuses. Our combination of academic disciplines provides opportunities for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research. On our compact campus, we work closely with the Radboud university medical center and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
Our research responds to the complex problems of today and tomorrow. We encourage cooperation between disciplines and we challenge our staff to engage in cross-disciplinary research. Our students are involved in research wherever possible, which enriches both teaching and research. Academic research constitutes the future of our teaching, just as our students constitute the future of our research.