Chinese master’s student Yu Long (22) is studying ICT in Business in Leiden. She filled in the International Student Barometer survey that measures the satisfaction of foreign students and was the lucky winner of an iPod Touch. What is her impression of Leiden University?
‘I have a very broad remit: from culture shock to childcare, and from homesickness to residence permits,’ explains Jantien Delwel, international student adviser in Leiden. ‘Once the social side is sorted out, the studies also tend to go well.’
How can you guide a child who behaves aggressively? Or help an autistic child to communicate? Hanna Swaab, Professor of Neuro-pedagogy and Development Disorders, is an expert in this field.
Strangers have no business accessing your computer. Good security is therefore important. Leiden University is doing everything in its power to protect your work computer from intruders. But you can also take precautionary measures yourself!
This summer, all first-year Leiden students will be formulating a study plan for their second year of study. The introduction of the study plan is intended to encourage you to keep up your study tempo after the first year.
You have until Friday 17 May 16.00 hrs to vote for your representative in the Faculty Council and/or the University Council!
On Saturday 18 May, the Van Bergen Cup will take place in Leiden Sports Facilities. The event kicks off with different sports and is followed by ample social activities. The tournament is open to all Leiden University students and will be organized by the cooperation of the Van Bergen Fund and the LUC Sports Committee.
Leiden University is offering 6 scholarships for 2nd/3rd year bachelor students and master students who want to participate in the annual LERU BRIGHT Conference 2013. The conference will be held at the University of Freiburg, Germany, from August 12 to 16. The conference theme is Energy Transition in the 21st Century. Application before 30 April.
LUC offers its congratulations to our very own Sass Sasot, who was awarded the ECHO Award for Excellence at a ceremony in the Peace Palace yesterday evening. In a packed auditorium, Sass gave a sensitive, moving, and powerful speech about the importance of appreciating where you come from as a guide for reaching into the future.
Future King Willem-Alexander studied in Leiden, as did his mother, Queen Beatrix. Leiden even has a member of the House of Orange to thank for its original foundation. Leiden academics are specialists in the history of the Royal House. There are also Leiden alumni who work for the royal couple. To mark the succession, the following are a few examples of Leiden's bonds with the Royal House.
The schools in Leiden are open again on Tuesday 23 April. The directors of the schools reached this decision in discussion with the Mayor, the Public Prosecution Service and the police.
Romanian student Theodor Balan (24) studies Mathematics in Leiden and is President of the International Student Network. Living in Leiden has changed his life. ‘The years I have spent here are not only in photo albums, but are part of who I am, and whatever I will achieve in the future.’
Happietaria Leiden is open again. Until 27 April the four Christian student associations of Leiden are running a pop-up restaurant for a good cause. Reserve online now!
In the last week of March, twenty Leiden students of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies left for a seven-day trip to Istanbul. Their goal: to follow lectures and immediately see the theory in practice, on a city walk.
The National Student Enquiry is very important for Leiden University. It compares student satisfaction across a whole range of aspects with that of students at other Dutch universities. Please, take the time to fill in the questionnaire.
Discover Leiden University’s cultural heritage in the exhibition 'WORLD TREASURES! From Cicero to Erwin Olaf', from 9 March in Museum De Lakenhal. You can see the 9th-century codex Aratea, topographic maps from Blaeu, a drawing by Rembrandt, photos by Erwin Olaf and more.
Having more women in top positions does not as a matter of course improve career opportunities for other women. On the contrary, successful women who display 'modern sexism' to cope with a masculine work environment can undermine the ambitions of other women. Read Naomi Ellemers about 'Queen Bees' and 'Glass Cliffs' on the Leiden Psychology Blog.
Together with four other Dutch Universities Leiden University is included in the Top 100 of the Reputation Rankings of Times Higher Education Magazine. Leiden is the only one of the five universities to have performed better than last year.
Leiden University College The Hague is pleased to offer a diverse range of summer courses in June 2013 for LUC and non-LUC students. Summer courses at LUC are the perfect way to expand your knowledge in a special, small-scale and intensive educational environment, and a unique way to discover The Hague as the International City of Peace and Justice. Our summer courses usually run for two weeks, and amount to 2.5EC.
Registration has opened for the iSPEX large-scale citizen science project, ‘Measuring particulates with your Smartphone’. As of 22 February, all those interested in taking part can order the iSPEX, a special Smartphone attachment. With the iSPEX attachment, everyone can participate in the big measurement day in Spring.