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  1. Hotel ship Johan Strauss Nijmegen. The ship is exclusively reserved for participants of the Earth System Governance Conference 2023
  2. Sanadome Hotel & Spa Nijmegen (code that participants can use to book a room: RadboudESG23102023)
  3. Van der Valk Lent-Nijmegen
  4. Nimma
  5. Mercure
  6. Guesthouse Vertoef 

The venue and host


The conference will take place in two buildings at Radboud University Campus. Grotiusgebouw (Montessorilaan 10, 6525 HR Nijmegen) and the Elinor Olstromgebouw (Heyendaalseweg 141, 6525 AJ Nijmegen). These buildings are within 10 minutes walking from each other.

100 years Radboud University

Radboud University is one of the best traditional, general universities of the Netherlands, situated on a green campus south of the Nijmegen city centre. Our university wants to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. Something which in October of 2023, we have been doing for 100 years.

Mission and Strategy

Our university wants to contribute to a free and healthy world with equal opportunities for all and to make a significant impact on a regional and an international level.

Who are we?

Radboud University is a private university that owes its origins to the Catholic emancipation movement that was active at the start of the twentieth century. The university’s staff members and students feel connected to each other, to society, and to the world around them. We focus our attention on taking care of each other and the world around us and we are committed to equal rights for social and cultural minorities. We want to make a difference and, to this end, we are guided by academic issues and social challenges.

History & Identity

Radboud University was founded on 17 October 1923 under the name Catholic University Nijmegen. The Dutch Catholic population planned to use its university to promote the emancipation of Catholics in the Netherlands who, at that time, were strongly under-represented in such areas as public administration, the legal profession and the medical sector.

Travel to the Netherlands: Ensure a seamless entry to the Netherlands and return to home

We highly recommend checking the Dutch Travel & COVID-19 requirements website from the Dutch Government frequently, as this will be the most current and will be the final determination of all guidance. We recommend checking their website for the latest and final information.

About Nijmegen

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, the second to be recognized as such in Roman times, and in 2005 celebrated 2,000 years of existence. The city welcomes over 43,000 students.

Plan your visit

By rail

Every day, NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) Dutch railways transports visitors into the heart of the city.

The closest station to the conference site (Radboud University) is Nijmegen Heyendaal’ Station which connects to the Nijmegen Centraal Station within 6 minutes.
Nijmegen Centraal Station is less than 2km away from Radboud University, should you prefer to walk.

Using the intercity service, you can easily travel from Amsterdam to Nijmegen in approximately 90 minutes, with a ticket price of €21.10. The official website of NS offers discounted rates of up to 40% for advance bookings, but these rates are non-refundable.

By air

If you plan to travel to Holland by air, it’s probable that your destination will be Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Although the airport is located approximately 135 km away from Nijmegen, there’s a reliable and speedy train service available. You can easily catch a train from the station located within the airport and expect to arrive in Nijmegen in about 90 minutes. Direct trains run twice an hour, providing a convenient transportation option.

Nijmegen is situated near the German border, making the airports in Weeze and Düsseldorf ideal for traveling long distances. However, it’s important to note that these airports, along with Eindhoven airport, do not have direct connections to Nijmegen. Weeze International Airport is the closest option at a distance of just over 50 kilometers from Nijmegen, while Düsseldorf and Eindhoven airports are about 70 kilometers away.



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📣 NOW OPEN: Call for consultation on the Nijmegen Agenda!

By transcending academic boundaries & engaging diverse actors, the #NijmegenAgenda strives to connect theory & practice in #ESG, aiming for real-world impact.

🕗 Leave your feedback by June 24.

Announcing the next webinar from the Working Group on Governance of Social-Ecological Systems! 🌍🔬

Curious about which framework best suits your #SES research questions? Join the discussion!

📅 June 5, 2024
🕙 10:00-11:30 (EDT) / 16:00-17:30 (CEST)

Join tomorrow's book launch & dialogue on transformative ideas for climate & ocean governance! 📕👏

Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance, 15 May @Radboud_Uni & online, 12:30-14:00 (CET).



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2022 opening plenary of #ESG2022

The official opening session of the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance was hosted at the conference venue and streamed live to virtual attendees.

This conference was opened by the Conference Chairs, and the Oran R. Young Prize for best early career paper was presented.

The keynote presentation was by Tzeporah Berman: “Oil Politics in a World on Fire”

Earth System Governance International Project Office

If you have any questions about the 2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance, you can reach out to our international project office. We will get back to you regarding your questions within a few working days.


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