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19 September 2017

Festive opening of Asian Library by Queen Mαxima
On 14 September Queen Mαxima symbolically opened Leiden’s new Asian Library. In a Pieterskerk filled with international guests, the queen received the new and richly illustrated book about the special collections of the Asian Library.

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Spinoza Prizes for physicist Michel Orrit and psychologist Eveline Crone

Of this year’s four NWO Spinoza Prizes, two have been awarded to Leiden researchers: Eveline Crone and Michel Orrit.

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Plastic Soup Surfer calls for sustainable academic year

One person can already make a difference, and if all students and academics were eco-friendly, the world would be a much more sustainable place.

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How Neanderthals made the very first glue

The world’s oldest known glue was made by Neanderthals. But how did they make it 200,000 years ago?

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Florian Schneider wins LUS Teaching Prize

Florian Schneider has earned the title of Leiden University Lecturer of the Year. Sinologist Schneider was nominated by his students.

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Farewell interview with Ton Dietz as director of the African Studies Centre Leiden
 
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A thousand new students discover The Hague
 
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HoloLens app brings mixed reality to teaching in Leiden
 
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Poems in sign language
 
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Half a million euros to develop better and cheaper MRI scanners
 
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What does a pilot know about fear of flying?
 
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The Ethiopian wolf: respected and threatened by local cattle farmers
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All news articles of Leiden University
 
 
Leiden through the eyes of...
 
Our new international students
 
 
International students
 
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Ready for an adventure? Sign up now for the Study Abroad Festival!
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LExS: a scholarship for excellent students
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Value of your grades in other countries
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New website for prospective master's students
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Meet us in your country
 
 
International staff
 
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No book transport on Budget Day (19 September) & Library services changes due to Leidens Ontzet (3 October)
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Calling all staff with a bicultural and international background: a university network?
 
 
Coming events
 
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20 September - Debate on Stereotypical role patterns in children's books
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20 September - Lecture Mujarewali: Courtesans and their art of seduction
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21 September - Just Peace Festival 2017
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23 September - Voice4Thought Festival: Digital Radicalisation
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30 September - Un/Divided Conference on diversity and inclusion
 
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All coming events
 
 
This month in the Leiden Asia Year
 
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25-29 September - Summer school: Asian Food, History, Anthropology, Sociology
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28 September - Debate on Good Governance in Asia and the West: What is the Difference?
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4 October - Lecture Gandhinama: Mahatma Gandhi’s personal and public life
 
 
Laureates
 
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Victor Gijsbers wins the 2017 Faculty Education Award
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Dr Julia Cramer wins the NWO Minerva Prize for 2017
 
 
Research in the spotlight
 
Exploring the universe
 
 
Book
 
Voyage of Discovery. Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library at Leiden University (Ed. Alexander Reeuwijk)
 
 
Leiden blogs
 
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Leiden Law Blog: Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc.

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