100 years Radboud University
100 years Radboud University

100 gestures for 100 years Radboud University

On October 17th, 2023, Radboud University will turn 100 years old. We celebrate this with 100 gestures. Here is an overview of the gestures that the Donders Institute will make.

Scientists in the classroom

In the week of May 8th, various scientists from the Donders Institute will teach at secondary schools in Nijmegen. During these lessons, scientists explain various topics related to research into the brain, cognition and behavior. The aim of these lessons is to introduce young people to this fascinating world and to show them how scientific research is conducted. By demonstrating the importance and relevance of scientific research, the scientists hope to inspire and encourage young people to learn more about these exciting fields. The lessons will be adapted to the level of the students.

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100 tickets for muZIEum

Het MuZIEum itself is not just a museum, but an experience museum where you can experience what it is like to be blind or visually impaired. Because a ticket for a museum is not a possibility for everyone, the Donders Institute wants to give those people the chance to experience this wonderful experience. The tickets will therefore be distributed via the food bank in consultation with the municipality.

Read more: Free tickets for muZIEum

Radboud Sounds

On Friday 12 May several researchers will take the stage at Doornroosje during Radboud Sounds. Music is an indispensable part of our lives, and you don't need to know anything about it to enjoy it to the fullest. But discovering the science behind music can make it even more fun. Scientists introduce you to music in surprising ways.

Radboud kids

During the Radboud Kids Science Festival, primary school pupils from various schools in Nijmegen will visit the city island of Veur-Lent. Researchers will treat the pupils to a glimpse inside their world of island-related research through a series of fun and educational activities. This will offer them an interactive and accessible way to learn about the diverse research from the different faculties.

Interactive Neurotechnology to Understand the Brain

Do you know what neurotechnology is? Discover our neurotechnology research and experience the latest advances in processing and using brain data. Interact with brain data visualisation, our humanoid robot SPECSbot, and test our mobile application for rehabilitation after brain damage. You can visit us in the hall of the Radboudumc.

You can enter the eXperience Induction Machine (XIM), a unique data visualisation infrastructure which includes BrainX3, a powerful tool that analyses complex brain data, providing neuroscientists and clinicians with the means to advance research and clinical applications in personalised medicine. Also in XIM you can interact with a computational model of the brain and see what happens when you stimulate it.

Read more: Interactive installation journey through the brain

Gaming for better health? VR biofeedback for stress training

Stress is everywhere in society. It sometimes helps us to perform better, but can also have negative effects. In this Radboud gesture, young people can become acquainted with a new training course developed by Raboud University to better deal with stress. By gaming! In this challenging virtual reality game you are trained to control your biological stress reactions through biofeedback. This game was originally developed for the police, but may also be used for others. Young people are an interesting target group for this, because they often enjoy games and can greatly benefit from timely learning to recognize and control stress reactions. In this Radboud gesture we demonstrate the game to a group of young people to teach them about their stress reactions in an entertaining way.

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Open Day Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

On Saturday 13 May 2023, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at the Wundtlaan in Nijmegen will open its doors to the public. Come and marvel at scientific research into the origins of language. Visit interactive demonstrations and informative lectures. There are activities for everyone: children of all ages are welcome!

Read more: Open Day Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Overview of all 100 gestures

There will be many more gestures, find them all at 100 Radboud Gestures.