Infographic met een tijdlijn van de lustrumevenementen in 2023
Infographic met een tijdlijn van de lustrumevenementen in 2023

Just a few more days until the #Radboud100 celebrations

Next week it’s finally there: between 8 and 14 May, we will celebrate Radboud University's 100th anniversary. We will take you through the jam-packed programme:

8 - 14 May: 100 Radboud Gestures throughout Nijmegen

100 'acts of kindness' for Nijmegen and its inhabitants: that's what our students and staff will do between 8 and 14 May with the 100 Radboud Gestures. To celebrate Radboud University's 100th anniversary and to give something back to the city that we are part of. These Radboud Gestures include: cleaning up the Waal beaches and parks, music and games in nursing homes, help with CVs and motivation letters, walking tours and lectures on Nijmegen's past, meetups with refugees and various communities, free legal and psychological advice, scientific games and experiments for children at schools and libraries, collecting and donating food and clothes, setting up mini libraries in different neighbourhoods, and much, much more. Check out all 100 initiatives at Want to drop by yourself? Please do, but some activities require you to sign up in advance. You can find this information on the website.

100 years of significant impact

Kind met ouders kijkt naar plantjes op stadseiland Veur-Lent

9 May: Radboud Kids

During science festival Radboud Kids, primary school pupils from various schools in Nijmegen will visit city island Veur-Lent. Researchers take the pupils into the world of their (Island-related) research through fun and educational activities. In an interactive and accessible way, they come into contact with the diverse research of the various faculties. Who is participating with which research can be found on the website. Want to know more about the idea behind Radboud Kids and what else the Wetenschapsknooppunt organises? Then read this Radboud Recharge story (in Dutch).

9 May: Honorary doctorate and lecture Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel, political philosopher at Harvard University, will receive an honorary doctorate from Radboud University on 9 May, followed by a lecture in De Vereeniging. There are still some tickets left: read more and register. Because of the 100th anniversary, we are awarding 6 more honorary doctorates - one for each faculty - in October.

Radboud Festival takes place on 11 May 2023

11 May: Radboud Festival

On Thursday 11 May, together with all students, alumni, (former) staff and neighbours, we will celebrate Radboud University's 100th anniversary by transforming the campus into one big festival area. Artists and speakers include: Rutger Bregman & Lema Salah, CH!PZ, Nona, The Vices, Mandy Woelkens & Rebecca de Leeuw, Goldkimono, Sinan Can & Parweez Koehestanie, and The Vices.

Line up Radboud Sounds 12 mei 2023

12 May: Radboud Sounds

If you could turn the stars into sound, what would it sound like? Can music increase your pain threshold? How can music fool your ears? And why is it so important to let loose on music together? Listen, dance, enjoy and hear music as you have never experienced it before. We conclude this festive week with Radboud Sounds, the science of music. Poppodium Doornroosje will be filled with inspiring lectures and talks by our own researchers, complemented by music by Sophie Straat, DJ Joost van Bellen and YIN YIN, among others.

Twee studenten met lustrum totebag

What else?

Special anniversary merchandise will be available in the Radboud Store from now on. You can order these online, but on 11 May they will also be sold at the stand at Radboud Festival. And: we are giving away a number of products. Do you want a chance to win a limited edition Radboud varsity jacket, sports socks, or a lustrum tote bag? Then send an e-mail to communicatie [at] before 11 May with how you are making a significant impact. Mention which product you would like to win, your size, and your s-number.

Want to stay up to date? Via social media, and especially via @radboud_uni on Instagram, we will report on the activities throughout the week and you can find the photos that have been taken. Are you posting to social media yourself? Then use #Radboud100.

More to come in October

On 17 October, the official 100th anniversary, the Dies Natalis, will take place with an academic ceremony in De Vereeniging. Meetings with the new honorary doctorates will also take place that week, and from 19 to 21 October 2023 we will close the lustrum year with Radboud Art & Science: an art and science festival on campus. More information will follow!

Contact information

Questions about the celebration of 100 years of Radboud University? Send an email to communicatie [at]