The XCOM approach to research funding doesn't work very well in real life
Climate change, biodiversity, pandemics: in order to solve our society's problems, a lot of public money is spent on research. There is, however, tension between this type of financing and the realities of the academic shop floor.
From #Covid19 to #Toiletpaper - can social media help in times of crisis?
Leiden data scientists are working on a project to analyse social media during a crisis. For them, the current outbreak of coronavirus is a baptism by fire.
“Teaching staff feel exploited and discarded”
There should be more permanent contracts for teachers at International Studies. Almost all teaching staff of the study have asked for this, in a pressing letter to the university board.