The sustainable university
Leiden University is very aware of its role in society. Good scientific research and teaching are crucial for a safe, healthy, sustainable, prosperous and just world; this is one of the premises of the University's 2015-2016 Strategic Plan 'Freedom to Excel'. You can read in this dossier about how Leiden University handles its responsibilities in the areas of sustainability and the environment.
Leiden University keeps fifth place in SustainaBul list
In SustainaBul, 16 higher education institutions are ranked on sustainability each year. Leiden University has managed to keep its fifth place. A good...
Leiden University supports climate letter
The 14 universities, brought together in the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), have expressed their support for the open letter o...
Leiden University climbs international rankings on sustainability
Leiden University has climbed to 24th place in the UI Green Metric, an international sustainability ranking for universities. This puts Leiden Univers...
CanalCups: getting to plastic-free canals
Two weeks after 3 October the Leiden canals were still full of plastic disposable cups. Auke-Florian Hiemstra and fellow students have fished thousand...
How can we make Leiden a really 'healthy university'?
At the initiative of several of its professors, Leiden University has joined the international Healthy Universities network. Surrounded by space hoppe...