Word of Welcome

Dear guest,

The humanities matter. Thanks to the humanities, we learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. These skills allow us to gain new insights into all human expressions that surround us, from poetry and paintings to business models and politics. Through the work of humanities scholars, we learn about the signs and sounds of various languages, the values of different cultures, about what goes into making a work of art, and about how history is made.

Are you motivated to try to better understand others through their histories, cultures, and languages, and how they make sense of the world in artful, moral, spiritual and intellectual ways? Then this website is what you are looking for and I’m sure you will find a suitable programme at our faculty!

The broad range of educational programmes at Bachelor and Master level represents the all-round character of our faculty. Our BA-programmes are characterised by a focus on disciplinary education in small groups with intensive supervision and support, combined with collaborative approaches; we learn students to keep an open eye and mind to multiple perspectives. This dual approach will help you become an expert in your discipline and give you an excellent start on the labour market or in academia.

We offer programmes at Bachelor and Master level that have been singled out for excellence: the Bachelor of Romance Languages and Cultures received Elsevier’s silver medal and the Bachelor of Dutch Language and Culture and Art History received Elsevier’s bronze medal.

All teaching programmes that we offer rely on the strengths of our academic and innovative research. This research is carried out in our two research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History Studies (RICH). These institutes collaborate with other research disciplines, businesses, and social partners.

On our Nijmegen university campus, you will be able to study and conduct research in a green, pleasant, and inspiring environment. Nijmegen itself is a real university town: a charming, compact-sized city, and only a 60 minutes railway drive from Amsterdam.

Want to know more? Have a further look at our website or check out our various social media accounts.

We hope to welcome you in Nijmegen. May you have a fruitful and pleasant time in our Faculty of Arts!

Prof. dr. José Sanders,