Thursday 16 January 2020
Hi! I love you! Bye!
K-pop seems to be at the root of Korean Studies’ rapid growth, but for some students, it’s “slightly annoying”.
Thursday 12 December 2019
University personnel are too afraid to report misconduct
A conference on social safety revealed that people are often afraid to report malpractice at the university. “They don’t want to complain, they just want it to stop.”
Thursday 5 December 2019
Racism still exists in Leiden
Leiden University has a policy for diversity and inclusion, but only on paper, says Nancy Kirolos. Students from China and India are being mocked relentlessly by other students and even university staff members.
Thursday 28 November 2019
Chilean students about the uprising in their country: "My thoughts and heart are in Chile"
It’s hard to concentrate on your studies when your home country is burning. Students from Chile are forced to watch from Leiden as their friends and family take to the streets. “If I had been there now, I would be with them.”
Thursday 21 November 2019
Unmanned craft (even for passengers) on the rise
It won’t be long before we’re climbing into pilotless, airborne taxis, says legal expert Luis Fernando Fiallos Pazmiño. We have the technology; we just need the rules.
Thursday 14 November 2019
Drinking beer boosted apartheid
Today, Namibian beer is the most powerful symbol of an independent nation, but up to fifty years ago, it was one of apartheid’s most powerful instruments.
Thursday 14 November 2019
Why we don’t want freedom of choice
Nolen Gertz believes that Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas can be applied to today’s technology. “Tinder is the enjoyment of cruelty.”
Thursday 7 November 2019
Leiden is not the student-friendly place it claims to be
Leiden wants to be a vibrant university town, but the city and the university could be doing so much better. International students are even worse off, argues Jeevan Panesar. “We feel like walking Euro-signs with funny-sounding accents.”
Thursday 17 October 2019
Hong Kong: the last Bastion of Freedom in China?
The ongoing escalation in Hong Kong and cultural genocide against the Uyghurs mean that Leiden University should stop its support of China's academic apparatus, argues Tobias Kingma
Thursday 26 September 2019
The 3rd of October? What is going on here?
You may have heard that the 3rd of October is a special holiday in Leiden. Everything is closed, including the university, and the city celebrates ‘Leidens Ontzet’. Here are some things you need to know.
Thursday 19 September 2019
Don’t fall for it! (We let ourselves be tricked like so many victims of the room shortage)
Many international students have been conned by fake landlords who offer places to let on Facebook. “I’ve lost half my savings.”
Thursday 5 September 2019
Angry academics: “Minister, resign!”
Monday’s opening of the academic year was marked by two events: as well as the official ceremony in the Pieterskerk, there was a protest demonstration on the square of Het Gerecht.