Computer science research in Leiden of major relevance to society
An international committee has assessed computer science research at all Dutch universities in the period 2009-2014. For its computer science research, Leiden was awarded the ‘highest’ mark (1) for relevance to society.
In its report, the committee concluded that ‘The impact on societal challenges is excellent’ and that the Institute had a ‘lean and efficient’ management structure. It also remarked that ‘[the Institute] has managed to strengthen its focus considerably: data science for the biosciences. All new recruitments have been aligned with this common goal. … It is clear that data analytics is one of the most important approaches for progress in these areas.’