Thursday 2 July 2020
International Studies: give our teaching staff permanent contracts
The teaching staff at International Studies wants more permanent positions for tutors, but they're not getting them. "This policy is not okay."
Monday 29 June 2020
IRL teaching starts again in September
Slowly but surely, the university is opening up again. Starting in September, students will be able to return to the physical classrooms. Universities and transport authorities still have to reach an agreement about student travel.
Saturday 25 April 2020
“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.
Thursday 26 March 2020
Available immediately: rooms (because many students are leaving)
Because of the corona virus, some students choose to go back to their parents or to their home country. The Housing Office, which is responsible for international students’ accommodation, caters to tenants who want to leave.
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 20 February 2020
“Protesting is a fundamental right”
According to the PVV Party, activist movement Extinction Rebellion’s protest at Leiden’s Dies Natalis ceremony (Founding Day) is evidence of Dutch universities’ left-wing bias.
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.