A 100th birthday invites us to look back at a rich history, filled with special occasions, inspiring persons, and exciting developments. The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies find their origin in 1923, when the university opened its doors. Dive into the stories of our two faculties on this website or visit the staircases of the Erasmus Building to see the physical Timeline.


This Timeline is based on a report of a Think Tank, written by a group of students of the Faculty of Arts. De texts are written by Jan Brabers, Matthijs Kraijo, Lyndsey Denton-Frey and Frederieke Wielers. The design has been taken care of by Eva Steentjes and Eva de Waal.


The rights of the Timeline remain with the Faculty of Arts of Radboud University. The products is protected under copyright rules (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

The images used in the Timeline are accompanied with source information when necessary. Below, an overview of authors is presented that have to be mentioned according to copyright regulations:

  • Jan van Leeuwen (1994)
  • Luns TMH (1942)
  • KU Nieuws (1970)
  • KUN (1950)
  • Dienst Communicatie KUN, KDC (1969, donated by Werkgroep Universitaire Beweging)