Ambition of Radboudumc

Radboudumc has the ambition to lead the way in shaping the health and healthcare of the future.

We aim to achieve this by utilizing research and academic education to its fullest potential, thus optimizing patient care.

Mission, vision and strategy

Our mission is 'to have a significant impact on health and healthcare', which we want to realize in an innovative and person-centered way. To make this mission and vision as practicable as possible, Radboudumc has formed 6 strategic themes:

  • Prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Meaningful care
  • Data-driven & artificial intelligence
  • Biomedical diagnostics & therapies
  • Training the professionals of tomorrow

More information on our mission, vision and strategy can be found on this page.

Research Ambition and impact

Ambition of Radboudumc, and added value of our research


Ambition of Radboudumc

Radboudumc has the ambition to lead the way in shaping the health(care) of the future.

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Ambition of Research

We want to realize scientific impact that leads to innovation in the health(care) of the future.

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Ambition of Research

We want to realize scientific impact that leads to innovation in the health and healthcare of the future.

Therefore, we aim to create societal impact and gain new insights. While maintaining a sustainable research organization that pays attention to the wellbeing of our researchers.


  • Radboudumc is among the most influential university hospitals in Europe. We conduct and combine fundamental, clinical and translational research to understand disease causes, progress, cure and prevention. Facilitated by our Research Institute for Medical Innovation, our researchers conduct cutting-edge research every day, while keeping an eye out for future opportunities and challenges in health and healthcare.

Turning ambition into impact

Radboudumc's ambition and its 6 strategic themes, together with our research ambition and its 4 aims, form the basis for our research themes; the core of our research strategy.

The scope of our research


Research themes

Our research is interdisciplinary across 18 clinically relevant themes. Through SEP, four areas of excellence are recognized:

  • Medical neurosciences
  • Infectious diseases
  • Urological cancers
  • Renal disorders

Participate in our studies

Do you want to have a significant impact on health? Help us with our research, and in doing so, help advance our care - and that of our world.

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Research Agenda 2025

We have developed a long-term vision, with the goal of aligning Radboudumc's mission and the efforts of our researchers.

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Joint publications of our researchers

See the worldwide collaboration of Raboudumc and Radboud University based on research publications.

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Science dossiers by our press

Radboudumc's science press officers keep track of key developments in various research topics.

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