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Rubicon grant Stefan de Jong

His two year Rubicon project is about the effect of university policies on societal engagement of academics in the social sciences and humanities.

Four social and behavioural 2016 prize winners

Following the New Year's speech of Dean Hanna Swaab a total of 4 prize winners were showered with praise and flowers during the new year's reception 1...

Ross Gildea wins 2016 Faculty Thesis Prize

Political Science graduate Ross Gildea has won the 2016 Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Research Master’s Thesis Prize. Addressing the ques...

If your friends jump in the river…

Young people influence one another to take greater risks, although it's not quite that cut and dried. This is what development psychologist Jorien van...

‘A top notch lecturer!’ Igor Boog wins Casimir Award 2016

Igor Boog, lecturer of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, received the Casimir Award for most inspiring lecturer of the Faculty of Socia...

Graduate School Winter Courses

Graduate school statistics winter courses in January 2017.

Pieters Corner: How should we discuss terrorism in our schools?

As schools in the U.S., students have to enter through security gates; schools in Belgium were forced to remain closed for several days after the atta...

Four ERC grants for Leiden researchers

Four Leiden researchers have each been awarded a consolidator grant of up to 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC). They carry out re...

Jojanneke van der Toorn appointed to new Workplace Pride chair

From 1 January 2017 Jojanneke van der Toorn will be the first holder of the Workplace Pride special chair, with a focus on the inclusion of people who...

Pregnancy changes brain structure

Brain researcher Elseline Hoekzema has discovered that the structure of the brain changes during pregnancy, particularly those areas related to social...

Read the online magazine on diversity and inclusiveness

How can we make sure that everyone feels welcome at our university? Read the highlights from the conference on The Making of an Inclusive Leiden Unive...

Hall of Fame 2016

Many of our staff and students have won prizes over the past year. Others have been awarded a subsidy, or, because of their eminence in their field, t...

Progress improvement measures for working environment Institute of Education and Child Studies

This week, several media reported on a confidential research report in response to internal investigation into the working environment at the Institut...

Child labour is also bad for linguistic development

Child labour can stand in the way of linguistic development and mental health of Indian youth, according to the research thesis ‘The Class Divide in U...

Grant for research on murder and manslaughter in the Netherlands

’25 years of fatal violence’, a collaboration of dr. Marieke Liem and prof.dr.Lenneke Alink about murder and manslaughter in the Netherlands, has rece...