Leiden - Indonesia
Leiden University has a long tradition in the collaboration with Indonesia. For Leiden’s scholars in a wide range of disciplines, Indonesia’s biological, ecological, linguistic and religious diversity, its legal system, its emerging political role, its history and its people are an important object of study. Through decades of close collaboration, the links with Indonesian scholars, Indonesian universities and Indonesian governmental institutions have flourished and Leiden University has become an important destination for Indonesian scholars and students. In addition, Leiden University’s Asian Library holds one of the major Asian collections in the Western World including the largest Indonesian collection worldwide.
Leiden alumnus Surya Tjandra appointed Deputy Minister in Indonesia
Surya Tjandra has been appointed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo as Deputy Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister.
Why citizen participation is not helping to stop environmental pollution in Indonesia
More than three quarters of the 237 million Indonesian population has no access to tap water. They are dependent on water from rivers often polluted b...
How radical Islam gained a foothold in Indonesia
In recent decades, a more radical Islam has been on the rise in Indonesia, but the government now promotes a moderate form of Islam. In his inaugural ...