Radboud University

About us

Who are we, what do we do, what is our mission, what are our goals? On this page: more about Radboud University.

This is Radboud University

Strategy: A Significant Impact

Radboud 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. This is the key message of our strategy 'A Significant Impact'.

Facts & figures

Facts and figures 2020

More and more international

Radboud University is getting more and more international
1 in 10 students at our university, and 1 in 7 first-year students, is an international student!

An 8 out of 10 from students

Students on Radboud University's campus
Our students score the university an 8.0 (out of 10) and their programme a 7.7, according to the National Student Survey 2019.

Bachelor in 4 years


76 percent of our students get their Bachelor's diploma within four years.

Best traditional university


According to the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2021, Radboud University is the best of the 'traditional', broad universities in The Netherlands.

Best student sports city in The Netherlands

fencing at radboud sports centre

Three years in a row, Nijmegen students won the Great Dutch Students Championship (GNSK) in all kinds of sports. No wonder, when you have a sports centre with about 80 sports.

Second most attractive student city

students in Nijmegen
Although Groningen seems to be the most attractive student city in The Netherlands, Nijmegen comes second by a thin margin.

Succesful Summer School

Radboud Summer School

With more than 800 participants (2019), Radboud Summer School has become one of the bigger summer schools in Europe.

29,6 % of our professors is a woman

Radboud professors at the celebration of the university's anniversary in 2016
With 29,6 percent female professors, we score well above the national average. But we aim to do even better.

Our history

Old Dutch poster: Catholics, accomplish your own university
In 1923 our university first opened its doors. Back then, our name was Catholic University Nijmegen.