Faculty of Arts proclaims Nijmegen 'Language Capital' in May

On Monday 9 May, the Faculty of Arts will proclaim Nijmegen 'Language Capital'. In a subsequent campaign week, writer Adriaan van Dis will receive an honorary doctorate and for four days you can take part in almost 50 activities related to language and culture.

We breathe languages and cultures on campus. In addition to the many study programmes of the Faculty of Arts, leading institutes for language research and research into language and the brain can be found at and near the university. For example the Centre for Language StudiesRadboud In'to LanguagesDonders Institute and Max Planck Institute. By naming Nijmegen the Language Capital, we are showing what we have to offer in the field of language and culture.

Campaign week with language activities

From Monday 9 to Thursday 12 May, the Faculty of Arts organises a subsequent campaign week. During four days you can participate in almost 50 activities around languages and cultures.

On the Nijmegen Language Capital website you can stay informed about the programme and you can register for activities (in English).

Honorary doctorate Adriaan van Dis

Writer Adriaan van Dis will receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday, May 11, for his achievements as an ambassador for learning languages and cultures. For years, as a writer, commentator and documentary maker, he has been arguing for more literacy. He is also an ambassador for the Faculty of Arts and Nijmegen Language Capital.

Students at Radboud University will have the opportunity to talk to the well-known author immediately after the awarding of his honorary doctorate. Interested? Send in a video! You could be the one invited to ask questions on the stage of concert building De Vereeniging.

More information and registration
For more information, the activities and the honorary doctorate of Adriaan van Dis, please visit www.ru.nl/taalhoofdstad (in Dutch)

Do you have questions or feedback? Please send an e-mail to communicatie [at] let.ru.nl (communicatie[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl).

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