Radboud University Nijmegen

The Radboud University Nijmegen is a university in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Before 2004 the university was called Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, or Catholic University of Nijmegen. In 2004 it was renamed after the Radboud foundation, this foundation was named after Saint Radboud, a Catholic bishop who lived around 900.

Radboud University Nijmegen is situated in the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has nine faculties and enrols over 17,500 students in 107 study programmes.


The university was founded in 1923 as a result of the emancipation process of the Catholics in the Netherlands. The Catholic identity of the university is still reflected by an obligatory philosophy course.

The university has been renamed Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) in 2004, after the Radboud foundation which had the goal of stimulating Roman Catholic higher education and funded the university until world war 1. The foundation was named after Saint Radboud, a Catholic bishop and scholar who lived around 900. Until 31 August 2004, the official (Dutch) name was Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (KUN), (Catholic University of Nijmegen).



The Radboud University Nijmegen offers numerous bachelor and master programmes. It is also home to research institutions like NanoLab Nijmegen, Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information and the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Faculty members Henk Barendregt (2002) and Theo Rasing (2008) won the Spinozapremie.


Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Religious Studies
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Nijmegen School of Management
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Radboud University Nijmegen ranked 195 in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

Radboud University Nijmegen ranked 149th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

Radboud University Nijmegen ranked 138th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

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