Thursday 19 March 2020
All education and exams online until September
Leiden University will not conduct any face to face teaching until the end of the academic year (August 31). Exams will also go online.
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Postdocs under pressure
Half of the postdocs in the Netherlands are continually stressed, a Leiden-Amsterdam study shows.
Thursday 13 February 2020
English as the vehicular language is allowed
Since 1 January, the official vehicular language at the University of Twente is English. However, the measure met with resistance in the Dutch Lower House.
Thursday 23 January 2020
Academics complain about structural overtime
Over 700 Dutch university workers complained to campaign group WOinActie about structural (and unpaid) overtime. This Monday, they handed a report to the Dutch Labour Inspectorate.
Thursday 12 December 2019
How a Leiden psychologist committed fraud
Breaches of academic integrity were discovered in a former Psychology lecturer’s work. “Her conduct towards her colleagues whose positions were dependent on her was not honest, respectful or responsible.”
Thursday 21 November 2019
Sexual assaults on students
Student clubs are warning members not to go out alone at night after sexual assaults on female students.
Thursday 10 October 2019
Leiden University students are still forced to camp out
This year, too, sees students who haven’t found digs living in tents on a campsite in Leiden. The SP and VVD are demanding emergency housing.
Thursday 26 September 2019
Putting the brake on internationals
Education Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (D66) wants to introduce measures to limit the number of international students. The Cabinet has agreed to the submission of her legislative proposal to the House of Representatives, but the Council of State has doubts about the effects.
Thursday 16 May 2019
Living with unemployed people, because "anything’s better than camping”
Leiden alderman Yvonne van Delft (GroenLinks) wants to allow people on social assistance to let rooms to students. Her plan has led to questions in the Municipal Council.
Thursday 4 April 2019
More English in the Council
The University Council want part of the Council’s papers to be translated into English. At the moment, none of the papers are available in anything but Dutch.
Thursday 14 February 2019
We'll be alright without him
Trump really isn’t a harbinger of the end of time, Indian-Canadian political scientist Amitav Acharya argues. American world order never existed and beyond the doom and gloom of the West, everyone has a much brighter outlook.
Monday 3 December 2018
Language struggles continue
In a letter to the Executive Board, the University Council has expressed its “displeasure” at how Rector Carel Stolker responded to a question posed in English by the Democratic Students Party The Hague (DSP).