Partners and networks

As a university, we are at the heart of society. It is exactly at the boundary between government, the business world, societal organisations and other knowledge and educational institutions where collaboration ensures prime opportunities. By participating in national and international networks, we dedicate ourselves to shared ambitions and we contribute towards the activities necessary to achieve these ambitions.


Our partners are characterised by quality and reciprocity. Ethical considerations play a role when selecting our partners.


Teaching at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Radboud University takes place within Radboudumc. And when it comes to scientific research, Radboud University and Radboudumc work closely together as well.  


By better aligning education and research with the workfloor, energy network company Alliander and Radboud University are contributing towards the energy transition.

Our collaboration with Alliander

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Making biomedical, pharmaceutical and clinical research available to patients faster: that is the ambition of the collaboration between Radboud University, Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Maastricht University

The collaboration between Radboud University and Maastricht University in research and teaching is dedicated to new study programmes and a new location in Venlo, among other aspects. The aim is to meaningfully contribute towards the issues and needs at play in the South-East Netherlands region and beyond.

University of Glasgow

Radboud University and the University of Glasgow are working together on projects in research and teaching. Through this collaboration, they are jointly offering dual degree programmes for Master’s students.

University of Western Ontario

Radboud University and the University of Western Ontario are working together on projects in research and teaching.


Radboud University takes part in a number of consortia.


Lifeport is the innovation network around Arnhem, Nijmegen and Wageningen. Here, business owners, educators and government departments are working on clean energy, better healthcare, sustainability and social artificial intelligence.

OnePlanet Research Center

OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboudumc and innovative nano-technology company Imec. OnePlanet uses the latest chip and digital technologies to contribute to creating a society in which everyone can live healthily and have access to healthy and sustainable food.


In networks like Universities of the Netherlands and European university network The Guild, we are dedicated to collaborations at a national and international level.

Universities of the Netherlands

Within Universities of the Netherlands, the Dutch universities work together on building a strong university sector. In this network, the 14 Dutch universities allow the outside world to see how they give shape to their societal duties, formulate joint ambitions on scientific teaching, research and valorisation and lobby for the conditions necessary to achieve these ambitions.

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

Together, twenty-one universities from various European countries form the university network The Guild. This network lobbies in Brussels for scientific research, teaching and valorisation (applying research and bringing it to market) and contributes to the debate on European research policy. Radboud University is one of the members of The Guild.


The European university initiative NeurotechEU, a collaboration between nine European universities, is leading the future generation of researchers, innovators and business owners, who will implement the potential of neurotechnology within European society and beyond.

European University Association (EUA)

The European University Association (EUA) represents over 850 universities across 49 European countries. The EUA plays a crucial role in influencing EU policy on higher education, research and innovation. By continuously interacting with a range of other European and international organisations, the EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard.

Collaborating with Radboud University

Radboud University works together with businesses and organisations in a wide variety of manners. These actors can come to us to make use of our lab facilities and unique research equipment, but also for advice or to commission research. And if you happen to be looking for a top student for your organisation, you can approach us too.

Labs and facilities: Radboud Research Facilities

Labs, lasers, magnets and nanotechnology— make use of our facilities through Radboud Research Facilities.

Radboud Research Facilities 

Employers and students: Radboud Career Service

Looking for a top student for your business or organisation? For a vacancy, internship or interview?

Radboud Career Service

Businesses and researchers: Research & Impact

If your business or societal organisation wants to work together with researchers at Radboud University, then contact Research & Impact.

Research & Impact

Community engaged learning

Community-engaged learning (CEL) connects education with society, with the aim of contributing towards addressing societal issues. In collaboration with societal partners, students deploy their knowledge and skills to devise solutions to societal problems. Want to know more?

Community engaged learning