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Facts and figures

On this page, you can find the research, education, and employment related facts and numbers of the faculty. Additionally, you can find the administrative annual reports of the past two years.

Student numbers

The inflow of first-year students has increased steadily in the new millennium. In the past few years, we have also seen a substantial increase of the inflow of students to our Master’s programmes; this has also been incorporated in the numbers that can be found below.

Academic year

First-year students Faculty of Science

Students who graduated from the Faculty of Science

Total number of students at the Faculty of Science

Total number of students at RU

First-year students at RU

2018-2019 782 3.211 22.142

5.596

2017-2018 754 306

2.987

20.967

5.282

2016-2017

615

271

2.771

19.899

4.574

2015-2016

600

260 2.766 19.904 4.067

2014-2015

593

216

2.608

19.685

4.572

2013-2014

633

209

2.369

18.891

4.656

2012-2013

482

216

2.133

18.101

3.872

2011-2012

502

233

2.194

19.103

4.262

2010-2011

502

230

2.096

19.137

4.477

Publications and PhDs

Along with the development in the amount of researchers, the number of publications changes every year. The number of PhDs at Radboud University is now rather stable.

Publications

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

1240

1400

1453

1350

1624

1446

1537

PhDs

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

77

79

70

81

78

86

71


Number of FTEs

Due to the (high) subsidies that the faculty has received in the past years, the number of FTEs of our academic staff has increased considerably. Recently the volume has somewhat decreased.

Academic staff

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

562

639

654

623

573

568

569

Supporting staff

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

281

290

289

289

285

287

297

For more information, please see our annual reports (in Dutch):

Bestuurlijk verslag 2018 (pdf, 1,7 MB)

Bestuurlijk verslag 2017 (pdf, 1,6 MB)