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
- Prof. D.D. (Douwe) Breimer is honorary professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University.
- Prof. J. (Jan) van der Greef is Visiting Professor at Jiaotong University in Shanghai and at Hangzhou Medical University.
- Prof. N.H. (Niels) Chavannes is visiting professor at the Respiratory Research Institute from the Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University Shanghai.
- Prof. P. (Peter) ten Dijke is Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor at the Life Sciences Institute of Zhejiang University.