Vereeniging tijdens Dies Natalis 2023 - Radboud 100 jaar
Vereeniging tijdens Dies Natalis 2023 - Radboud 100 jaar

Recap Dies week Radboud 100 years

During the week of 17 October, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Radboud University with the Dies Natalis and Radboud Art & Science. Time for a recap of this special week. 

Rector José Sanders spreekt vanaf het podium in De Vereeniging

Dies Natalis 

The 100th Dies Natalis took place on Tuesday 17 October at Concertgebouw De Vereeniging. During the Dies celebration, José Sanders accepted the rectorship, there were several speeches, six of the total of seven honorary doctorates were awarded and there were musical performances. From the Municipality of Nijmegen, Radboud University received three gifts (NL). Radboud University itself gave two large 'luisterschalen’ as a gift to the city of Nijmegen and its inhabitants. His Majesty the King was also present at our anniversary and entered into a conversation with students and staff.  

Radboud Art & Science 

From Thursday 19 October to Saturday 21 October, visitors of Radboud Art & Science delved into the history of 100 years of Radboud University through music, film, dance, photo exhibitions, light installations and visual art. Through various performances and art forms, visitors immersed themselves in the heritage, history, and daily operations of the university, and the stories of students, researchers and other staff. Check out the photos and the aftermovie. In the coming weeks, we will also share some productions from Radboud Art & Science on the Radboud social media. 

Groepsfoto eredoctoraten en promoters - Dies Natalis 2023

Honorary doctorates 

Six of the seven honorary doctorates were awarded during the Dies Natalis on 17 October. During the week, the faculties organised several activities around the new honorary doctorates, including lectures and a dinner.  

Waalpainting Eiermarkt

Mural 100 years of Radboud University 

A new mural portraying the history of Radboud University has been placed on the corner of Snijderstraat and Spinthuisstraat in Nijmegen. The Waalpainting is a gift from Radboud University and the Faculty of Arts to the city of Nijmegen. 

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Foto van vol grasveld en podium naast Berchmanianum tijdens Radboud Festival

Recap celebration week in May 2023 

In May 2023 Radboud University already organised many activities to celebrate 100 years of Radboud University, including 100 Radboud Gestures and Radboud Festival. Want to know what that week was like? 

Recap celebration week 

Contact information

Would you like to know more about our anniversary or do you have other questions or comments? Please contact communicatie [at] (communicatie[at]ru[dot]nl).