Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

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Location: Nijmegen
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Rising sea levels spell danger for shorebirds such as oystercatcher

Environment - Jul 10

Research by James Cook University in Australia involving Radboud scientists shows that rising sea levels will drastically reduce the number of shorebirds in Europe. The number of oystercatchers on three Waddeneilanden will decline an additional 56 to 79 percent over the next 100 years due to sea level rise.

Environment - Jul 9

Climate Council advises government: Act decisively and with policy on CO2 removal to meet climate goals

Active government action is needed to remove CO2 from our atmosphere.

Environment - Jul 2

Midnight sun on Svalbard: expedition to phytoplankton

On July 5, 2024, five researchers from Radboud University will travel to the far north to research climate change on Svalbard. For a week, the scientists, led by earth scientist Wytze Lenstra, will take samples of the sea floor and water column in one of the fjords.

Event - Jun 26

Edwin van Meerkerk awarded special sustainability award

An award for sustainability in education instituted by students themselves. Professor of Cultural Studies Edwin van Meerkerk was honoured at the end of June with the Best Practice Award SustainaBUL, instituted by Students for Tomorrow, a national organisation for sustainability in higher education.

Portrait as a symbol of Nijmegen’s involvement in slavery

Radboud University historian Dries Lyna and South African artist Kathryn Smith have created a portrait of an Indonesian 'former serf' who lived in Nijmegen 200 years ago.

Sport - Jul 3

’Open-washing’ generative AI: how Meta, Google and others feign openness

The past year has seen a steep rise in generative AI systems that claim to be open. But how open are they really? New research shows there's widespread practice of 'open-washing' by companies like Meta and Google: claiming brownie points for openness while evading actual scrutiny.

Bacteria of pest insect fool crops

The Southern green shield bug is a major problem for food production. The insect loves tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers and is responsible for up to 40 percent of crop losses.

Life Sciences - Jun 26

How AI can help blind people see

More than 40 million people worldwide are blind. Scientists are working to develop implants in the brain that will allow blind people to see a little, for example a pattern of a streetcar or a cyclist.

Environment - Jun 26

Fewer measurements required to determine level of pharmaceutical residues in wastewater due to new model

It is becoming increasingly obvious that pharmaceutical residues in wastewater are damaging to the environment, making it imperative that wastewater is tested for such residues.