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Cooperation on education with China stimulates innovation and brings a different perspective and new content to classrooms.

Moreover, it contributes to Leiden faculty and students' understanding of developments in China and, vice versa, to Chinese faculty and students' understanding of developments in the Netherlands and Europe.

Exchange and financial support

Leiden University therefore, encourages exchanges of staff and students and is investing in the development of double degree and joint educational programs. Currently around 200 Chinese BA and MA students are following courses at Leiden University and a growing number of Leiden University students find their way to China.
Leiden staff members with an interest in developing staff exchanges with a Chinese partner university can apply for financial support provided in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme. Read: On the road with an International Credit Mobility grant

Examples of Visiting or Honorary Professorships

Visiting professors build bridges and help foster an international research network. Between Leiden and China, these are some of the noteworthy visiting professors

In the picture: China Region Group and the international classroom

Chair of the China Region Group Prof. Joanne van der Leun (2019-2022) tells about the start of China studies at Leiden University. Also Chinese students from the Law Faculty talk about what the international classoom means to them. A Chinese PhD student, Dr. Chen Yanling, is the first to enter the Joint PhD supervision program by Leiden University and Tsinghua University in astronomy. Prof. Koen Kuijken tells us why they team up with Tsinghua astronomy.

Introduction Leiden China Strategy Leiden University

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