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The best read articles of 2018

The red carpet treatment of expats, terrorism studies and women professors who took over the Senate Chamber. These are the best read articles of 2018.

‘Expats get red-carpet treatment'

Expats in the Netherlands receive a much warmer reception than other migrants, Leiden University's Aniek Smit has discovered. ‘But municipalities need to pay more attention to the differences between expats and the effects of their presence on other residents.'

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Conclusion terrorism studies

It was becoming an obsession, admits terrorism researcher Bart Schuurman. He studied 3,442 academic publications on terrorism. In his article Schuurman analyses all articles on terrorism published between 2007 and 2016 in the nine most important academic journals in the field of terrorism studies. His conclusion: over the past decade terrorism studies has grown into a full-fledged academic research field. These days, terrorism researchers deliver much more precise work than ten years ago.

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Fourteen women professors take over the Senate Chamber

An anatomical model of a heart, a mechanical digger or photos of mother and grandmother. Research interests and personal motivations have been given a place in the fourteen new portraits of women now on display in the Senate Chamber. The portraits were unveiled on 8 March – International Women’s Day – by former Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker and Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker.

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Vidis for nine Leiden researchers

Nine talented Leiden researchers have been awarded a Vidi subsidy by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Vidis are intended for researchers with several years of research experience who want to set up or expand their own line of research.

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LGBT+ Network: a platform for the like-minded

The LGBT+ Network offers a platform for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer staff and students at Leiden University. The network is a place where like-minded individuals can meet, exchange experiences and support one another.

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