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Academic Challenge Conducting research

Leiden University's Academic Challenge

Tuesday 4 June 2019
Leiden University’s Academic Challenge will take place on 4 June 2019 within walking distance of The Hague Central Station.

The Academic Challenge is organised for students in international and bilingual schools in preparation of the extended essay or profielwerkstuk written in English. This event will focus on doing research and features information and inspiration for setting up and conducting your own research.

Hereafter, the term ‘extended essay’ will refer to both the extended essay as written in the context of the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Programme, and to the profielwerkstuk written in English as written in the context of the bilingual schools.




Registration and signing up for the workshops


Opening plenary


Keynote: a lecture on science


Break and changing rooms


Workshops on doing research: Round 1


Lunch break: Bring Your Own


Workshops on doing research: Round 2

13.15 - 13.25 

Break and changing rooms


Presentations by contestants from year 12 or vwo 6


Science quiz


Closing remarks and award ceremony

From 15.00 onwards

Collecting proofs of attendance


A limited number of places is available for this event. Entrance is free, but a pre-registration is required. You will receive an automatic response confirming your registration. Once the maximum capacity of the event is reached, the registration form will be closed. A week before the conference, you will receive an email containing additional information as well as an entry ticket, which you will need to show upon entering the conference.

Proof of attendance

At the end of the day you will receive a proof of attendance of the event for 5 hours (slu). These hours can contribute to your portfolio (or schoolexamendossier); please contact your school for further information.

Information for schools

All participants register for the conference individually. Registration ends on 22 May 2019. If 10 or more students from the same school sign up, those students will be considered to participate as a school. For the participation of a school, the following rules are in place:

  • Per 10 students there should be at least one supervisor from the school who is present during the conference and supports the organisers of the conference; a pre-registration is required.
  • Schools that wish to participate in the conference with a group of students can contact the organisation beforehand to inquire how many places are still available. It is not possible to reserve places.
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