Radboud University Nijmegen was established in 1923. It is a broad, international, student-oriented research university. It has currently seven faculties with more than 5.000 employees and enrols almost 20.000 students. Radboud University operates a number of large scale research facilities including the High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML) and the FELIX Laboratory.

The FELIX Laboratory is within the Faculty of Science embedded in the Institute for Molecules and Materials and focuses on the development and exploitation of advanced infrared and THz sources. It comprises a number of groups with complementary expertise in the application of infrared and THz radiation e.g. (bio)molecular physics, solid state physics and soft condensed matter.