PhD research facilties

Humanities Lab

The Humanities Lab offers technical facilities for research within the Faculty of Arts. The Humanities Lab consists of a computer lab for storage of databases/corpora, processing and analysis of (big) datasets, website hosting, the CLS lab for EEG, eye-tracking, sound recordings and computer experiments and the video lab for professional video recording and 3d software modelling.

Research groups/centres

Participation in a research group/centre is a standard component of any PhD project. These small groups consist of PhD candidates who meet on a regular basis to present their work to each other and to senior researchers. The feedback you get from your fellow PhD candidates and senior researchers is meant to further your progress and help you improve the quality of your project.

Generic skills courses

Radboud University feels it is important that in addition to your discipline-specific training you develop broad skills, the so-called generic or transferable skills, that enable you to carry out your tasks in your future position well. Generic skills training courses are offered across Radboud University. As a lot of PhDs will find a job outside of Academia, there is a Career Management Course available.

National Research Schools

All PhD candidates in the Graduate School should be enrolled in a national research school of their choice, even if the current programme does not fully match the individual PhD project. The coordinator of the Graduate School takes care of this enrolment. The national research schools (i.e. LOT, Oikos, Huizinga, OZSW, Noster, Nisis) in your fields offer a wide range of courses. The fee for the research school will be paid out of the PhD candidates’ research budget. As soon as PhD candidates are registered with a national research school they are entitled to follow courses at a different national research school without being charged. PhD candidates agree with their supervisors how many ECTS they will gain within the national research school they are registered with. The GSH recommends obtaining at least 10 ECTS by following courses at a national research school.

Research schools Faculty of Arts

Resesarch schools Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies

Radboud teaching and language centre

The Radboud teaching and language centre wants to help you design and execute your education. On its website, you will find information about course design, assessment, guidance, tips and tools, Brightspace, courses and workshops to increase your professionalisation, and (ICT) facilities.

University Library

The Radboud University Library (in Dutch, Universiteitsbibliotheek Nijmegen, UBN) has a large collection of academic books and journals covering all subject areas within the university. To help researchers access the collection, the library provides a range of catalogues and search engines, as well as online journals (full text), books, databases and electronic encyclopaedias. PhD candidates can get a good overview of the library resources that are relevant for their research area by visiting the Library’s Study portals

Researcher profiling

These are a number of websites where PhD candidates can register as researchers, thus providing a solution to possible ambiguity problems within the research community. Each member is assigned a unique research identity (identifier). The websites allow users to create a profile and post lists of publications online, using Web of Knowledge services. All researchers should register in ResearcherID and create a personal page on Google Scholar. Via ResearchGate they can also engage with the academic community, by posing and answering questions and following discussion threads on a number of research topics that they can subscribe to.

International Office

There are many opportunities within our university for financing international staff mobility. For example 1-on-1 "job shadowing", participation in a summer school or a staff training week. Scholarships are also available for teaching stays within and outside of Europe. It is a great way to take a look at your colleague with a similar position abroad, to gain new knowledge or insights and to exchange experiences. In addition, a work-related stay abroad can also offer new insights into how you experience and fill in your work here. Certainly within Europe, with an Erasmus + staff training grant, a great deal is possible to finance such a stay. In addition, other options are also available, such as the Radboud Internationalization Allowances.