Research news

Result 1 - 20 of 282 results
  • Fabrieken die CO2 uitstoten

    Climate Council advises government: Act decisively and with policy on CO2 removal to meet climate goals

    Active government action is needed to remove CO2 from our atmosphere. The Scientific Climate Council (WKR), of which Radboud University's Heleen de Coninck is deputy chair, argues that the government should focus policy on permanent CO2 removal.

  • Scholekster op een kwelder

    Rising sea levels spell danger for shorebirds such as oystercatcher

    Research shows that rising sea levels will drastically reduce the number of shorebirds in Europe. The number of oystercatchers will decline an additional 56 to 79 percent over the next 100 years.

  • Aantal ‘open’ alternatieven voor ChatGPT groeit snel, maar hoe open is AI echt?

    'Open-washing' generative AI: how Meta, Google and others feign openness

    The past year has seen a steep rise in generative AI systems that claim to be open. But how open are they really? New research shows there’s widespread practice of ‘open-washing’ by companies like Meta and Google.

  • Het onderzoeksschip

    Midnight sun on Svalbard: expedition to phytoplankton

    On July 5, 2024, five researchers from Radboud University will travel to the far north to research climate change on Svalbard. For a week, the scientists, led by earth scientist Wytze Lenstra, will take samples of the sea floor and water column.

  • Foto van schildwants op een groen blad

    Bacteria of pest insect fool crops

    PhD research by Magda Rogowska-van der Molenshows that the bacteria of the shield bug protect the insect by degrading plant toxins. These bacteria also make sure that the plant doesn’t produce toxins against the bug.

  • Hoe AI met lichtpuntjes objecten suggereert

    How AI can help blind people see

    Scientists are working to develop implants in the brain that will allow blind people to see a little. The PhD research of Jaap de Ruyter de Steveninck of Radboud University is helping with this development by using AI and deep learning.

  • Dries Lyna en Kathryn Smith

    Portrait as a symbol of Nijmegen's involvement in slavery

    Radboud University historian Dries Lyna and South African artist Kathryn Smith have created a portrait of an Indonesian ‘former serf’ who lived in Nijmegen 200 years ago. The portrait will be unveiled during the Keti Koti Festival on 30th June.

  • Bemonstering in het riool

    Fewer measurements required to determine level of pharmaceutical residues in wastewater due to new model

    A new model developed by Radboud University-affiliated environmental scientist Caterina Zillien can be used to determine the amount of pharmaceutical residues in wastewater — and their exact origin — every bit as precisely as actual measurements.

  • Edwin van Meerkerk, hoogleraar Cultuureducatie

    Edwin van Meerkerk awarded special sustainability award

    An award for sustainability in education instituted by students themselves. Professor of Cultural Studies Edwin van Meerkerk was honoured at the end of June with the Best Practice Award SustainaBUL, instituted by Students for Tomorrow.

  • jongleerbal

    Informal care is difficult to combine with work

    Informal care has a huge impact on your working life. 'Informal carers earn less per hour and are less satisfied with their job,' says sociologist Klara Raiber, who will defend her PhD dissertation at Radboud University on 2 July.

  • pizzaman

    Consider embedding platform work in the job market

    Platform work, such as driving for Uber, is booming. According to labour law researcher Jorn Kloostra, not enough attention has been paid to how platform work should be given a sustainable place in the Dutch job market.

  • sign climate change

    Supporting the right small changes can have big impacts

    Small changes in our everyday actions can trigger significant, rapid societal shifts especially when it comes to climate action. A newstudy highlights the importance of analyzing these dynamics with a comprehensive framework.

  • Fabriekspijp met rook

    Climate promise green hydrogen may not always be fulfilled

    Green hydrogen often, but certainly not always, leads to CO2 gains. This claim is based on research published in Nature Energy by Kiane de Kleijne from Radboud University and Eindhoven University of Technology.

  • Human rights law

    Human rights under pressure, but still effective

    Human rights and the rule of law have been under pressure in recent years. Reason for concern? Yes. Reason for pessimism? No. That is what Professor of Human Rights Law Jasper Krommendijk argued in his inaugural lecture on 19 June 2024.

  • Professor Gerard Meussen

    "It is essential that the human dimension returns to the arena of tax law”

    A scientific definition for ´the human dimension´ is lacking. This has led to shortcomings in the judicial sphere, according to Gerard Meussen. The Professor of Tax Law will hold his valedictory lecture on 20 June.

  • work and kids

    New book offers tools for better policy towards work-life balance

    A good work-life balance looks different for everyone. Radboud researchers from five different faculties have come up with concrete tools in their book, Maintaining a Sustainable Work-Life Balance.

  • Antarctica

    Grant for research on Antarctic marine animals

    Aquatic ecologist Wilco Verberk of Radboud University has received a grant of nearly 1 million euros from NWO to conduct research in Antarctica. From the money, he will investigate the influence of global warming on marine animals in Antarctica.

  • studenten SSH& bonus

    Clustering of international students is a bigger problem than increase in numbers

    Until a few years ago, the Dutch government was fully committed to attracting more international students. Now that attitude has completely reversed. Sociologist Tijmen Weber investigated the migration patterns of this group of students.

  • Vrouw met kop koffie en smartphone

    Muslim women face discrimination in the job market

    For many Muslim women, discrimination in the job market is commonplace. This was revealed by research conducted by scientists from Radboud University for the outgoing Minister of Social Affairs and Employment.

  • Boeken

    Papiamentu should be a structural part of reading instruction on ABC islands

    Melissa van der Elst-Koeiman studied the bilingual reading development of children in the senior years of primary school on the islands. “It is important to use Papiamentu to teach reading in primary education.”