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Teaching and research

Leiden University and LUMC benefit from unique knowledge gained from research and teaching about healthy lifestyles. We want to bring this knowledge together into one place, and we want to share it even more effectively than we do now.

Healthy University Leiden is keen to work closely with people and organisations involved in teaching and research, and the programme aims to reflect this collaboration in the activities we offer. We encourage students to design workshops about health and vitality, we evaluate activities against scientific principles and we create new activities based on state-of-the-art scientific discoveries.

We also get students involved in the preparations for Healthy University activities, and we even ask them to champion, draft and set up their own Healthy University initiatives.

Practise what you preach

There are diverse scientific studies under way at the University and LUMC that can be used to promote vitality among our staff and students. Here are some examples of relevant research:

Fitter de nacht door

(‘Better health through the night’). A project run by Sander Kooijman that aims to make night shifts in healthcare more bearable. 

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DuSRA-VOILA

A large-scale study by Professor Eline Slagboom (LUMC) that looks into the factors and solutions that help people stay healthy as they age and that increase vitality among older people.

Lifestyle and Well-being survey

Research into the effects of the coronavirus crisis on lifestyle and well-being, led by Dr Helen Pluut and carried out in cooperation with SMC Rijnland.

De eeuwige jeugd

('Eternal Youth'). Researcher on ageing David van Bodegom for the Universiteit van Nederland (‘University of the Netherlands’) free online lecture series. What can Ghanaians teach us about healthy ageing?

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The effect of working from home

Organisational psychology lecturer Aukje Nauta for the Universiteit van Nederland: Do you work better when you work from home?

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Healthy nutrition

Making changes to your diet and lifestyle can help you avoid becoming chronically ill. Discover the Gezond Gesprek (‘Healthy Discussion’) podcast with Hanno Pijl.

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