Depression is common among young people, but this target group often does not get the help they need. Books, exercise, and other depression prevention programmes do not achieve the envisioned results for everyone, but video games might help.
On Saturday 2 December, large-scale maintenance will be carried out on the Radboud University network. As a result, Radboud University IT systems will be disrupted a few times on that day. This may cause you inconvenience.
Jan Giesbers, Rector Magnificus of the then Catholic University of Nijmegen from 1982 to 1987, passed away on 14 November. He will be remembered as an administrator who steered the University through the 1980s in an amiable yet decisive manner.
Dorine Gebbink will start on 1 December as Secretary of the University and the Supervisory Board. She will also be leading the Administration Office. After a period as deputy, she will permanently take over from Marijke Pe on 1 December.
An international team of astronomers, co-led by Michiel Min (SRON), has discovered a silicate-based weather system on a fluffy gas planet around the star WASP-107. It is the first time that scientists find clouds and rain made of sand.
It appears beneficial for mothers and babies to have one hour of skin-to-skin contact per day in the first five weeks after birth. Mothers experience less anxiety and fatigue, and breastfeed for longer. The babies cry less and may sleep longer.
This academic year (2023-2024), Radboud University has 24,042 students (as of 1 October), which is a modest decrease compared to last year. Read more about the numbers concerning the student population and intake, as well as internationalisation.
People with social anxiety disorder who receive exposure therapy may potentially benefit from testosterone administration. This is the conclusion of research by Moniek Hutschemaekers, who will be defending her PhD thesis at Radboud University.
Given the close relationship between environment and health, sustainability deserves much more attention in Nijmegen's medical curriculum. That is the belief of the students behind the Green Health Week at the Medicine Faculty.
The first full-colour images of the cosmos from ESA's space telescope Euclid were presented on 7 November2023. Never before has a telescope been able to take such razor-sharp astronomical images of such a large part of the sky.
1 November: Ten students and employees are gathered in the woods near the University Chaplaincy. Three circles have been cut out in the woods, ready to undergo a metamorphosis, with the planting of a special selection of bulbs and ferns.
It is common knowledge that boys are less motivated when it comes to reading. But Radboud researchers Margriet van Hek and Gerbert Kraaykamp have discovered that both schools and parents can address the problem of reading motivation.