About Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a faculty of Radboud University. People and society form the focus of our work. In that framework we look at themes such as the human psyche and behaviour, artificial intelligence, education and upbringing, communication, society and culture.

Het uitgave van de strategie van de Radboud Universiteit

Faculty strategy

In line with the university strategy 'A Significant Impact', the Faculty of Social Sciences has developed a faculty strategy with spearheads and ambitions for the coming years.

Download the strategy

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board determines the direction the faculty as a whole will take. That direction is shaped in dialogue with the Faculty Joint Meeting (FGV) in which both staff and students are represented.

Zeven bestuursleden van de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen die voor het Maria Montessorigebouw staan

Board members


Contact the faculty board at bestuur.fsw [at] ru.nl or via the contacts below.


Dean: Jolanda van Os
Vice Dean of Research: Bert Steenbergen
Vice Dean of Education: Rob van Lier
Director of Operations: Anita Wijers - de Haas
Secretary: via bestuur.fsw [at] ru.nl

Participational bodies

There are various participatory bodies in the faculty in which both staff and students are represented. These bodies and committees support the Faculty Board in the shaping of strategy and policy.

View the participational bodies

Maria Montessori Building

The Maria Montessori Building is the main building of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Contact and accessibility

Faculty documents

Annual plan

The Annual plan (only in Dutch) describes the main goals and actions for the coming year.

Annual plan and Budget 2023

Annual report

In its annual report, the faculty accounts for the policy and results that are applicable to its education and research and the organisation.

Annual report 2022

People of Social Sciences

Our students, staff and alumni make the Faculty of Social Sciences what is it today. Read some short personal stories from the faces behind our faculty.

The only advice I have for other students is to do something you like.
Elise Kaak - foodblogger Easy Culi
Elise Kaak Food blogger Read Elise's story
To combine playing football with my studies, I have a lot of contact with my study advisers for a suitable programme
Dirk Proper
Dirk Proper Student and professional football player at N.E.C. Read Dirk's story