Laura van Niftrik in laboratory
Laura van Niftrik in laboratory


The research programmes at the Faculty of Science are internationally competitive. In a number of scientific fields, including organic chemistry, solid state physics, astrophysics, microbiology, cyber security, (epi)genetics and cognitive neuroscience, the faculty has taken a leading position worldwide.

Research institutes

  • Donders Centre for Neuroscience

    The Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN) aims to understand the complex neural networks underlying perceptual, motor and cognitive brain functions. Researchers study these networks by employing experimental as well as computational approaches. DCN...


    High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML) and Free-Electron Lasers for Infrared eXperiment (FELIX) is an internationally renowned lab that offers world-unique research opportunities. The high field magnets, infrared and THz free-electron lasers and the...

  • Institute for Computing and Information Sciences

    The Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) aims to improve the fundamentals of software development via formal, mathematically founded theories, methods, and tools that support the specification, design, analysis, and evaluation of...

  • Institute for Mathemathics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics

    The Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) conducts fundamental research in mathematics, astrophysics, and high energy physics with a focus on interdisciplinary topics. The renowned research is mostly performed within...

  • Institute for Molecules and Materials

    The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics. Our goal is to unravel the mysteries of atomic, molecular, and solid state environments. With a focus on...

  • Institute for Science Education

    The Institute for Science Education (ISE) develops theories, methods, and tools to support science students and teachers. It is an interdisciplinary institute with a research group, Science Education Research, and an outreach organisation, the...

  • Institute for Science in Society

    The Institute for Science in Society (ISiS) at Radboud University conducts research and provides education at the interface between science and society. Its mission is to analyse, assess and improve the societal embedding of science and technology.

  • Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences

    The Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES) aims to perform world leading research in order to understand the response of the natural environment to human impact. With this knowledge, the institute contributes to...

  • Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

    The Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences is a leading interfaculty research institute of the Faculty of Science (RIMLS-Science), which is scientifically affiliated with Radboudumc Research Institute for Medical Innovation. The overarching...

Interdisciplinary Research Platform

The Interdisciplinary Research Platform (IRP) promotes pioneering research ideas in emerging interdisciplinary themes within the Faculty of Science, by stimulating creativity and innovation across the borders of the research institutes. 

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Radboud Innovation Science

Radboud Innovation Science (RIS) aims to increase the impact of research at the faculty. RIS supports researchers in consortium projects, strategic collaborations, and optimising results through patent and licensing advice.

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Research projects

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FELIX laboratory

Research facilities

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Prizes and grants

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Prizes and grants

Ethics Committee

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Ethics Committee