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Sifting through data the smart way

We produce more data than ever before, and researchers gather more and more information. That data contains a wealth of insights and new possibilities...

American presidents and their special relationship with Leiden

President John Quincy Adams studied in Leiden. His father, John, who was also president, also stayed here and received a lot of support from professor...

Spirits as medicine for a dark past

Spirits play a important role in post-colonial and minority literature as a means of processing black pages from history, according to literary scient...

Almost twenty new MOOCs have started

Nineteen new Leiden University MOOCs have started this January. Anyone can take part in these online courses varying from combatting terrorism to kid...

A clear picture of bacteria

Freezing bacteria super fast to gain a true-to-nature image of the internal and external structure. Ariane Briegel Professor of Ultrastructural Biolog...

A nation of headstrong nationalists

For the Netherlands, like many other European countries, the nineteenth century was a period of strengthening national identity. Anne Petterson descr...

DNA-evidence needs statistical back-up

How do forensic scientists deal with complex DNA-evidence found at crime scenes? Giulia Cereda developed new statistical models to analyse them. PhD d...

Arabic book design: slow progression

Since the end of the nineteenth century Arabic book designers have influenced the social and cultural situation in the Middle East with their work. Hu...

‘Decolonise the botanical treasure house’

The treasure houses of Leiden's University Library and Naturalis house wonderful historical collections with dried plants and botanical drawings. Prof...

How Dutch Brazil was lost

The Amsterdam media played a major role in the rise and fall of Dutch Brazil, the colony held briefly by the Dutch West India Company in the 17th cen...

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