Radboud University

RYA themes and projects

RYA teams are working on specific themes and projects. Members of the teams meet regularly to discuss their ideas and plans. The teams develop projects, write articles, organize events and meet with policy makers and other people from the Radboud University and Radboudumc. In this way the RYA aims to positively contribute to the academic culture.

Recognition and Rewards

Recognition and Rewards
ABC of Care

Work-life balance

  • The work-life balance team presented the ABC of Care: a series of 26 postcards (one for each letter of the alphabet) with messages about self-care. This project was lauchned at the end of 2022 and during 2023 the postcards will be distrubuted across all faculties and buildings.
  • Humans of Radboud is a series of interviews with students and employees from Radboud University, about an healthy work-life balance and self-care, that is developed by the work-life balance team.

Open Science

  • On behalf of the RYA and in collaboration with the Open Science team, Eelke Spaak wrote an article about ideas towards more Open Science. Voxweb published this article.
  • Together with the University Library, the Open Science team is arranging that all RYA members could make their publications open access available, on basis of the Taverne Amendment
  • The Open Science team is intensively involved in the development of the Open Science program of the Radboud University.


The main goals of the RYA internationalisation team are:

  • Attract more international talent and strengthen international collaborations.
  • Harmonize titles with international customs to increase transparency and avoid underselling.
  • Make feel internationals more at home on campus.

The team has discussions about these topics with board members, policy makers and other employees from the Radboud University and Radboudumc.

Social safety

Team members of the social safety team aim to contribute to more social safety via discussions with the Executive Board of the University, confidential advisors and other employees. Read more about their ideas in this article published on Voxweb.


The diversity team is committed to promote and improve diversity and inclusion across the university. Members of this team have discussions with DEI officers and other employees from different faculties about their ideas.

Climate action

The climate action group initiated the Green Academy. This group of members from young academies across the Netherlands and some other experts in the field, aims to contribute to more sustainability within the Dutch academia. In May 2023 they will come together at the Radboud Unviersity for an in-depth workshop about this topic.

RYA supported initiatives that were initiated by Scientists4future (a group of worried climate scientists):

Valorization flags

This team develops a valorization tool that could help PhD candidates and young postdocs. The tool brings a lot of ideas, tips, does and don'ts about valorization and will be launched in 2023.

Ius promovendi

The ius promovendi team aims to reach that associate professors at the Radboud University receive the ius promovendi as a standard.

Course evaluations

The course evaluations team discusses how current practices of course and teacher evaluations could be improved.