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Alderman Saskia Bruines visits LUC

On 15 December 2017, Deputy Mayor of The Hague Mrs. Saskia Bruines paid a visit to Leiden University College (LUC). Academic staff and students presented a series of mini-lectures, showcasing the variety and breadth of courses and teaching methods, the interdisciplinary 'Liberal Arts and Sciences' (LAS) approach, our research, and how LUC is working in and with the city of The Hague. The presentations were followed by a lively Q&A between the deputy mayor, students and staff.

In a separate meeting with the College Board, the possibilities were explored for closer cooperation between LUC and the municipality of The Hague and its many institutions and organisations. Mrs. Bruines is The Hague's alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, and Youth and Education. Her portfolio includes topics of education that vary from international economy, knowledge and innovation to the alignment of education and the employment market; all closely related to LUC’s interests and focus.

Closer ties with the city

Both parties agreed to intensify relations between LUC and the City and work on the development of specific initiatives and projects. One early result of the meeting is that LUC is now a partner in the City Deal network. This network of representatives of cities and educational/research institutions aims to accelerate the solution of societal issues and challenges in cities by involving researchers, teachers and students.

Photo: Roel Rozenburg

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