To appreciate how the European Union works, public administration students need knowledge of the formal structures as well as diagnostic knowledge. This was the stance taken by Adriaan Schout, professor by special appointment of European Public Administration, recently at his inaugural address.
The Dutch government is still planning to resume on-campus education at Dutch universities starting 26 April, it announced on 13 April during a press conference. A definitive decision will be made next week, depending on the infection rates at that time. Other measures, such as the curfew, will remain in place until at least April 27.
The coronavirus has created more work pressure and less free time and has had no structural influence on gender roles between men and women. This is evident from research that Assistant professor of Public Administration Stéfanie André is conducting with colleagues from various universities.
Simon Tans, lecturer of International and European Law, has been awarded the Radboud University 2020 University Education Award. Jojanneke Huck, lecturer of Physiology, and Robbert Rademakers, lecturer of Economic Theory and Policy, have been awarded the University Teaching Prize for Talent.
Yulinda Kusumawati, Marlous van Herten, Marjolijn van Zonneveld and Rowena Zweet, all Master’s students in Political Science, had an idea: what if there was a voting advice app that showed you which candidate best suits you on the basis of your personal qualities? They carried out this idea and launched it a bit later as Ken je Stem, part of the Radboud Honours Academy. Dr. Maurits Meijers, assistant professor of Political Science, supervised the project.
More human twins are being born than ever before, according to a study by researchers at Radboud University, University of Oxford and the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). One in every 42 children born is now a twin, an increase by a third compared to the 1980s. The researchers’ findings are published today in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals.
The mobility system has to become more sustainable, but how? What possibilities are there? And how do you deal with the complex interplay of governments, companies and citizens? In the On the Move project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Nijmegen and Delft is examining these questions. On the Move is part of the NWO Transitions and Behaviour research programme.
Political science students and secondary school social studies teachers have been meeting since September in a special elective. Thanks to Assistant Professor of International Relations Gerry van der Kamp-Alons, they share experiences and design lessons together. “Not to recruit students, but rather to paint a realistic picture of teaching at a secondary school.”