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  • 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.”

  • Een neutronenster met twee lichtbakens

    Weird neutron star is part of an unusual star system

    A pulsar whose behaviour could not easily be explained turns out to be part of an unusual dual system. This is the conclusion of research by Emma van der Wateren, who will be defending her PhD thesis at Radboud University on 10 June.

  • pionnen

    How long will the African population continue to grow?

    New research by Jeroen Smits from Radboud University and Lamar Crombach from ETH Zurich suggests that population growth in Africa might slow down faster than predicted by these projections.

  • Microplastics zijn overal, reden voor wanhoop?

    Sustainable plastics are not a solution, researchers warn

    With hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic produced and used on a yearly basis, it's no surprise that people are looking for alternatives. Yet so-called ‘sustainable plastics’ are not a silver bullet, warn researchers.

  • Politie te paard

    Police have become further removed from people

    The Dutch police is aiming to know what goes on in the neighbourhoods and be in contact with the public. And yet, the police is becoming further and further removed from people, concludes researcher Ivo van Duijneveldt in his PhD thesis.

  • Iris Hendrickx - Foto Ted van Aanholt

    "The big question, of course, is whether chat bots are able to communicate like professional healthcare providers."

    AI researcher Iris Hendrickx will be one of the speakers at the Radboud AI Meetup on Wednesday 5 June. Time for a round of questions on the event’s theme: large language models (LLMs).

  • Blaffende hond bij een hek

    Freeze response in dangerous situations is actually very useful

    A doctoral research project conducted at Radboud University by Felix Klaassen and defended on the 5th of June shows that the freeze response can be really helpful in dealing with a situation in a well-considered way.

  • Bloemrijke dijk

    Flowery dikes are at least as strong and better for biodiversity

    New combinations of grass and herb species on dikes can help restore biodiversity. Such a 'species-rich dike revetment' is also at least as strong as traditional grass revetment. This is the conclusion of the HWPB innovation project Future Dikes.

  • Liveillustrator Bert was aanwezig om het symposium georganiseerd door Radboud Healthy Brain te visualiseren

    Visualizing complex information: a picture paints a thousand words

    On Thursday 25 April, top researchers at Radboud University took to the stage during the symposium on ‘The Future of the Mind’, organised by Radboud Healthy Brain. This time, the audience not only comprised researchers but also a live illustrator.

  • Beekdonderpad

    'Not every exotic species needs to be controlled'

    Certain invasive exotic species, such as the red swamp crayfish, are harmful to our environment because they transmit crayfish plague to native species. But there are also non-native fish and crayfish that are not harmful.