History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded in 1923, Radboud University started under the name of Catholic University Nijmegen. The University was established by the Dutch Catholics to promote the emancipation of Roman Catholics, who were underrepresented in the public, legal and all the sectors and Radboud University became the foundation behind that initiative. It has been affiliated with the European Universities Association, International federation of catholic universities, and Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. QS global rankings have given it a global rank of #220. Times Higher Education has given it a global rank of #139. US News and World Report have given it a global rank of #107.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Radboud University has one of the most attractive campuses in the Netherlands, famous for its lush green campus. The campus is located in the southern Heyendaal estate of Nijmegen and houses 7 faculties that conduct teaching and research. Radboud University is organized in seven faculties that offer programs and courses in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences, law, management, philosophy, theology and religious studies.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Since its establishment 98 years ago, Radboud University has had a long road of history and accomplishments. Radboud University has been named best broad university in the Netherlands for the past seven consecutive years. The physics department is considered top tier. A recent accomplishment is its contribution to the first picture of a black hole. Many notable alumni like Thom de Graaf (former mayor of Nijmegen), Lilian Marijnissen (leader of the Dutch Socialist Party), and Wim Crusio (neurobehavioral geneticist) have graduated through the Radboud University.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
More than 10% percent of the student body of Radboud University is composed of international students. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the Netherlands. Radboud University has a really intensive international program partnering with many international universities to provide international exposure to the students. The University provides many career services to all the students, by providing them with resume resources and organizing career fairs for students to meet with employers.