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2019 Hall of fame

Over the past year, many of our staff and students have won prizes, been awarded a substantial grant or been appointed to an academic association or a position in public life. All of these are good reasons to include them in our 2019 Hall of Fame. We are proud of them all.

The year of Andrea Evers

For the third year in a row, a woman has received more awards than any other: Professor of Health Psychology Andrea Evers. She received the Stevin Prize for knowledge exchange and impact, became a member of the Dutch Academy for Science KNAW and, together with her fellow professor Bernet Elzinga, she leads two projects in the Gravitation Programme (Zwaartekrachtprogramma) directed at improving the treatment of depression.

Andrea Evers hall of fame 2019
2019, the year of Andrea Evers
Annebelle Kok Hall of Fame 2019
Annebelle Kok 'dances' her PhD research project, in an extraordinary competition of the journal Science.

Remarkable achievements

The Faculty of Medicine/LUMC has its own extensive Hall of Fame with research awards. You can read it here.

Carlo Beenakker Eregalerij 2019
Carlo Beenakker received his second ERC Advanced Grant

International prizes, grants and acknowledgements

EU grants

ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Starting Grant

Other ERC grants

Hall of Fame 2019 Marcel de Jeu
Through the Credit Mobility programme mathematician Marcel de Jeu is going to work with both Sichuan University in China and the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he was made professor by special appointment in 2019.

Erasmus+ grants for internationalisation of research and teaching

In the Erasmus+ programme the EU awards grants for international cooperation in the area of research and teaching. A total of 92 lecturers/researchers from Leiden are going to spend some time in various different countries, and their peers from these countries will be coming here. The Credit Mobility programme is for cooperation outside Europe.

Jean Monnet Grant for a Centre of Excellence

Regional cooperation in the EU and East Africa
Leiden Law School, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and the Africa Studies Centre have set up a Centre of Excellence for comparative research into regional integration in the EU and East Africa, under the leadership of Armin Cuyvers (Institute of Public Law).

New EU studies course
The four themes from the master’s specialisation in EU Studies – history, economics, law and politics – will be integrated into a single interdisciplinary course. This will be coordinated by Maxine Davis (Institute for History) and should culminate in an annual symposium where students present and discuss their research with researchers and policymakers.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree

In an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree, students study in at least two countries. The Joint Master’s Degree in European Politics and Society at Leiden University, Charles University (Czech Republic), Pompeu Fabra University (Spain) and Jagiellonian University (Poland) has been awarded a grant to extend the programme.

Credit Mobility programme for cooperation outside the EU

The partners are: Leiden Law School with the University of Tirana (Albania), Faculty of Science with Sichuan University (China), LUMC/Medicine with Havana University (Cuba), Faculty of Humanities with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia), LUMC/Medicine with the University of Indonesia and Atma Jaya Catholic University (Indonesia), ICLON with Kazguu University and Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Kazakhstan), Faculty of Science with the University of Nairobi, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Strathmore University (Kenya), Leiden Law School with the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Libanon), Faculty of Humanities with École de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat (Morocco), LUMC/Medicine with the Siberian State Medical University (Russia), Leiden Law School with the University of Rwanda (Rwanda), Faculty of Humanities with Anton de Kom University (Suriname), Faculty of Science with the University of Dar Es Salam (Tanzania), Faculty of Science with the University of Pretoria (South Africa).

Eregalerij 2019 Dorota Mokrosinska
Dorota Mokrosinska became visiting professor at Princeton University

International acknowledgements


Honorary doctorate

Awards and grants

Institutional subsidies and acknowledgements

National prizes and grants

NWO Stevin Prize

NWO Gravitation Grants 

Rick Honings Eregalerij 2019
Rick Honings was awarded a VICI grant.

More from NWO

NWO - Vici

Vici grants for seven Leiden researchers:

NWO - Vidi

Vidi grants for nine Leiden researchers: 

Nienke de Glas, Eregalerij 2019
Nienke Glas, of the LUMC Surgery department, received a Vidi grant

NWO - Veni

Veni grants for 25 Leiden researchers: 

NWO Education grants

Comenius grants for executing an education project

NWO Rubicon grants for a period abroad

NWO - Humanities open competition

Camil Staps Eregalerij 2019
Camil Staps was able to start his PhD with an NWO Humanties Talent Grant

Other NWO awards

Royal Dutch Academy for Science (KNAW)

The KNAW has chosen five new members from Leiden University:

And also...

New member of the Young Academy (KNAW Jonge Akademie):

Three Leiden researchers received a KNAW Early Career Award:

Royal Dutch Association for Sciences (KHMW)

Koen Caminada appointed member of KHMW - Insitute for Tax Law and Economics

Annemarie Drahmann Eregalerij 2019
Annemarie Drahmann appointed as deputy judge at the Court of The Hague

Appointments, prizes and grants


Jop Groeneweg Eregalerij 2019
Psychologist Jop Groeneweg was honoured by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, because he has been lobbying for over thirty years to increase the safety in the oil industry. An unusual tribute

Prizes and grants

Thijmen Nuninga Eregalerij 2019
PhD candidate Thijmen Nuninga (Leiden Law School) wins two prizes with one article: 'Law, duty, order, prohibition' on court orders
Anita Casarotto Eregalerij 2019
Anita Casarotto receives LUF grant for unlocking data on inheritances in Italy

Institutional grants and acknowledgements

Femke Bakker Eregalerij
Femke Bakker wrote the best PhD thesis in the field of political science

Honoured PhD candidates (national and international)

KO Ruud Koole Eergelarij 2019
Royal decoration for Ruud Koole at his farewell lecture.

Royal decorations

Student prizes and acknowledgements

Awarded-winning master’s students

Nina van Capelleveen Eregalerij 2019
Law students Jolene Groenestijn, Princilla Metri, Nina van Capelleveen (from left to right)) were chosen to present their master’s theses at the Ministry of Justice and Security.
iGem Eregalerij
The team of Leiden students that participated in iGem in Boston, an annual competition in synthetic biology, won the prize for best production for their method to make bacteria produce the squid protein suckerine.

And also....

Industrial Ecology Eregalerij 2019
Their idea to use coconut shells to produce ‘wooden’ plates for e.g. the construction of furniture got these four master's students Industrial Ecology invited to a European programme for sustainable start-up companies

Moot Court

Well done:

Thijs Porck Eregalerij 2019
LUS Teaching Prize 2019 for best lecturer at Leiden University won by Thijs Porck.

University educational prizes and other acknowledgements

Best lecturer at Leiden University

New members of the Leiden Teachers Academy: 

Teaching prizes from faculties and institutes

And also:


SKO Eregalerij 2019
Twenty lecturers awarded the Senior Educational Qualification

Acknowledgements for non-academic staff

Robbert Dijkgraaf Eregalerij 2019
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton and the University of Amsterdam

Tribute of Leiden University to others

Honorary doctorates of Leiden University

Prof. R.H. Dijkgraaf, professor of theoretical physics, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, US, and university professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Prof. Melissa Little, professor of cell biology and theme director cell biology at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia.


The Faculty of Medicine/LUMC has compiled its own extensive Hall of Fame for scientific acknowledgements. Read it here.

NB: If you are aware of any omissions, please inform the news editors via nieuws@leidenuniv.nl. We will be happy to add new awards to the list. 

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