Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

name =Radboud University Nijmegen
native_name =Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
latin_name =Universitas Noviomagensis

motto =In Dei nomine feliciter (Happily in God's name)
established =1923
type =Public, Catholic
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faculty =4,283.5 FTE [http://www.ru.nl/home/over_de_universiteit/feiten_cijfers/]
president =Bas Kortmann [http://www.ru.nl/home/over_de_universiteit/bestuurlijke/organisatie/college_van_bestuur/virtuele_map/s_c_j_j_kortmann/]
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students =17,771 [http://www.ru.nl/home/over_de_universiteit/feiten_cijfers/]
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location =Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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website = [http://www.ru.nl http://www.ru.nl]

The Radboud University Nijmegen is a university in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.The university has been renamed Radboud University Nijmegen in 2004, after the Radboud foundation. [http://www.ru.nl/over_de_universiteit/geschiedenis/] . This foundation was named after Saint Radboud, a Catholic bishop who lived around 900. Until 2004, the university was called Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, or Catholic University of Nijmegen.


The university's medical department is linked to the University Medical Center St Radboud which is a large teaching hospital, also located on the Heyendaal campus. The university buildings are scattered around the Heyendaal campus. New building projects include new halls of residence, a sports centre and several science buildings. The university campus is located right next to the Heyendaal railway station. Frequent shuttle buses connect the university to the Central Station and city centre.

Academics and research

The Radboud University offers [http://www.ru.nl/studereninnijmegen/opleidingen/bachelor/opleidingen_a_t_m_z/ numerous bachelor programmes] and [http://www.ru.nl/master/masteropleidingen/overzicht_alle/ master programmes] . The university is also home to research institutions like NanoLab Nijmegen, Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information and the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. In 2002 faculty member Henk Barendregt won the Spinozapremie. Theo Rasing won the Spinozapremie in 2008.

Famous alumni

*Dries van Agt Former prime minister of the Netherlands
*Louis Beel Former prime minister of the Netherlands
*Jo Cals Former prime minister of the Netherlands
*Victor Marijnen Former prime minister of the Netherlands
*Adrianus Johannes Simonis Cardinal Archbishop of Utrecht
*Gerd Leers Current Mayor of Maastricht
*Thom de Graaf Current Mayor of Nijmegen, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Administrative Reform
*Rita Verdonk Current independent member of parliament and former Minister for Immigration and Integration
*Hans van Mierlo Former minister and senator
*Agnes Kant Socialist Politician
*Sidney Dekker Professor in Human Factors and Aviation Lund University, Sweden
*Mark Retera Cartoonist
*Frans van der Hoff Co-founder of Stichting Max Havelaar

External links

* [http://www.ru.nl/ Official Site]
** [http://www.ru.nl/english/ English version]
* [http://www.ru.nl/theo/ Faculty of Theology]
* [http://www.ru.nl/phil/ Faculty of Philosophy]
* [http://www.ru.nl/let/ Faculty of Arts]
* [http://www.ru.nl/jur/ Faculty of Law]
* [http://www.ru.nl/socialewetenschappen/ Faculty of Social Sciences]
* [http://www.ru.nl/fm/ Faculty of Management]
* [http://www.ru.nl/fnwi/ Faculty of Science]
* [http://www.umcn.nl/ Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre]

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