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About Radboud University

Radboud University is one of the best traditional, general universities of the Netherlands. This page gives more information about our organisation, core values and history.

100 years Radboud University

Radboud University is one of the best traditional, general universities of the Netherlands, situated on a green campus south of the Nijmegen city centre. Our university wants to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. Something which in October of 2023, we have been doing for 100 years. Will you celebrate this with us?

Radboud 100 years

Het uitgave van de strategie van de Radboud Universiteit

Mission and Strategy

Our university wants to contribute to a free and healthy world with equal opportunities for all and to make a significant impact on a regional and an international level.

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Historisch beeld van de opening van de Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen in 1923

History & Identity

Radboud University was founded on 17 October 1923 under the name Catholic University Nijmegen. The Dutch Catholic population planned to use its university to promote the emancipation of Catholics in the Netherlands who, at that time, were strongly under-represented in such areas as public administration, the legal profession and the medical sector. 

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