Working at Radboud University
At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes in all academic disciplines. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more. Thus, Radboud University contributes to the development of new perspectives. This makes Radboud University successful and of international importance. Within science and within society.
The 'HR Excellence in Research' logo was awarded to Radboud University by the European Commission for having made significant progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Research and Education
Our open and personal working atmosphere challenges our researchers to look beyond the boundaries of their own fields. We encourage this by getting researchers of different disciplines to work together within research institutes, like the Donders Institute and the Behavioural Science Institute. The presence of the Max Planck Institute on our campus also contributes to the multidisciplinary research. In excellent research facilities our researchers work on world class research.
Radboud University offers about 40 Bachelor’s programmes and 70 Master’s programmes. For the sixth consecutive year, the Dutch university information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten has awarded Radboud University top spot in the list of traditional, general universities in the Netherlands. Due to their exceptionally high scores, three Radboud University (Dutch taught) Bachelor programmes have received the ‘Top Programme’ designation. Nine Radboud University (Dutch taught) Bachelor programmes are the best in their fields. The Keuzegids Masters also voted Radboud University as the best general university in the Netherlands. Ten Master’s programmes at Radboud University have been named the best in their field.
Working at Radboud University
Employees have a high level of freedom to determine the way they structure the work they do at Radboud University. The working atmosphere puts individuals on centre stage. Radboud University offers customised facilities to better align work and private life. Parents are entitled to partly paid parental leave and Radboud University employees enjoy flexibility in the way they structure their work. This flexibility extends to the conditions of employment and some aspects of the conditions of employment can be fine-tuned to the employee’s wishes. Options include a tax-free reimbursement for a bicycle or fitness.
Radboud University facilitates their employees career development with a variety of programmes, including the Create your own career programme.
Attention for diversity
Radboud University strives for a diversified workforce in order to shape education and research from different perspectives. Gaining multiple perspectives on the same issue generally leads to better solutions. Diversity also fosters creativity and innovation. Radboud University strives for all positions at least 25% of the posts are filled by men and at least 25% by women.
To stimulate gender and diversity, Radboud University has introduced the Christine Mohrmann Programme. This programme is named after Professor Christine Mohrmann. She was the first female professor at Radboud University in 1952.
International employees also contribute to diversity on campus. We strive to have 25% of all positions filled by international staff in 2020. One way Radboud University works towards this goal is by offering good support and a warm reception for new international employees. This includes offering a global community and global lounge as a meeting place and International Staff Information Desk. We also acknowledge the importance of intercultural communication and are creating a bilingual campus so that international employees feel more at home at Radboud University.
Living and working in Nijmegen
Its good accessibility, extensive cultural offerings, scenic surroundings and historic centre make Nijmegen a pleasant city to live and work. Nijmegen is a true university town. The town has numerous pubs, cafés and cultural venues. Located beside the river Waal, and next to the stunning nature reserve De Ooij, Nijmegen finds itself surrounded by nature. The villages Berg en Dal and Heilig Landstichting, as well as the nearby German villages and towns, attract a lot of visitors. Within 10 minutes you can exchange the vibrant city for the serene calm of nature.
Radboud University has an International Staff Information Desk for her international staff. At the Information Desk members can ask questions related to working at Radboud University and living in the Netherlands. Whether you have questions about health insurance, conditions of employment, international exchanges, housing, public transportation, a letter you received in Dutch, or grocery shopping, the Information Desk is the place to go.
Radboud University is a denominational university originally established in 1923 as the Catholic University of Nijmegen. It changed its name to Radboud University Nijmegen on 1 September 2004. Radboud University is situated in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. The university has almost 21,000 students and 5,000 employees.
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