Friday 21 May 2021
Scientists call for boycott of Israel
Almost five hundred Dutch academics and lecturers have called for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
Friday 13 November 2020
The Hague is growing: 9000 new students, new study programmes and a campus boulevard
The campus in The Hague wants to greatly expand over the coming ten years. There are plans for new study programmes and a ‘campus boulevard’ with university buildings and new student housing.
Thursday 24 September 2020
Covid numbers in Leiden and The Hague are on the rise
The number of coronavirus patients in the region is rising rapidly, especially among students. Some frats and bars are shutting down voluntarily, others are forced to close.
Wednesday 8 July 2020
The new schedule, this September: classes between 8:30 and 21:15
The next academic year, starting this September, will have earlier and later classes.
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.