The Nijmegen School of Management
enables students, institutions, companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards sustainable societies. As a Faculty, it thereby shows its commitment to Radboud University's mission in contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all.
In the context of our ‘Responsible governance for sustainable societies’ mission, we address scientific and societal challenges. Our work focuses on such topics as life beyond Economy, climate, inclusivity, safety, and democracy. Furthermore, on topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty, we contribute to innovation and sustainable growth.
At the Nijmegen School of Management, academic research and teaching are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, Geography, Planning and Environment
, and Political Science and Public Administration. Academic research takes place within the Institute for Management Research
(IMR). Research is carried out within the above-mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups: the Hot Spots. The Nijmegen School of Management currently has some 5,000 students and 350 FTE staff.
As part of the Nijmegen School of Management, the Human Geography Chair group is a growing, dynamic and collaborative group of committed academics. Our teaching activities focus on Urban and Cultural Geography, Border Studies, Political Geography and Geopolitics of Conflict, Globalisation, Migration and Development, Economic Geography, and Cultural Geography of Tourism. Our research activities strongly relate to our teaching programmes. The current group of geographers at Radboud University has substantially enriched conceptual, methodological and empirical debates on such topics as urban public space, (b)ordering of spaces, regional economic innovation systems, migrant transnationalism and mobility/immobility, cross-border governance, place identities, and care and diversity, as well as cultural politics and urban activism. We feel committed to a critical but constructive approach and want to make a difference in respect to current societal problems. At the same time, we are academically ambitious and inspired by topical international academic debates and by recent developments in social theories, which we experience as highly relevant to our research and teaching. We employ different methodological approaches. We closely collaborate with other disciplines within our University and with other universities in the Netherlands and abroad.
Together with the Spatial Planning group and Environmental Governance and Politics group, the Geography group forms the GPE department, which is responsible for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Geography, Planning and Environment, in which each year 90-100 students enrol from pre-university education. In addition, there are approximately 60 students who transfer from the pre-Master's programmes each year. The Geography Chair group also offers six Master's degree specialisations. Altogether, these Master’s programmes attracted between 80 and 100 students in recent years.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!