19 September 2014  
  'The North Korean regime will collapse within five to seven years’

The greatest threat to the North Korean regime is not the outside world but its own developing private market and the growing frictions at the top. This was the argument put forward by North Korean exile Jang Jin-sung in his lecture in Leiden.

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  Leiden comes in second among Dutch universities in QS World University Rankings

Leiden University ranks 75th in the QS World University Ranking, just one place lower than last year. The results were published on 16 September by the educational consulting firm QS. Leiden is the second highest-ranking Dutch university on the list.

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  State Secretary Sander Dekker: ‘Combining academic freedom and social responsibility’

State Secretary Sander Dekker calls upon universities to freely share their knowledge. ‘Knowledge only becomes knowledge when it is shared.’ His speech at the official opening of the academic year is also an ode to engaged cross-grained thinkers.

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  A spiked penis, a good idea? Find out in the Night of Art & Knowledge

On 20 September, Leiden will transform into one great big artistic laboratory during the Night of Art & Knowledge. The festival will mix science with theatre, cabaret, art and music. Learn from penis expert Menno Schilthuizen and dance along to music from the Dutch band Spinvis. Tickets are now available!

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  Dirk Bouwmeester and Corinne Hofman receive NWO Spinoza Prize

On 9 September, in the presence of King Willem Alexander, Secretary of State Sander Dekker presented the Spinoza Prize to four researchers, including two researchers from Leiden: archaeologist Corinne Hofman and physicist Dirk Bouwmeester. In the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague, they unveiled their plans for the future.

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  Leiden Classics
The 'Sweat Room'
  International students
Come to the Master's Information Day on 10 October
Take part in the Cultural Interaction Initiative Competition
A day @ the park for international students
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Meet us in your country
  International staff
P&O News 16 September
Take part in the Cultural Interaction Initiative Competition
  Forthcoming events
20 September: Leiden's Night of Art and Knowledge
22 September: Symposium 'Digital Scholarship and the Role of the Library'
23 September: Lecture 'The Challenge of China to the Historian of Religion'
29 September: Conference ‘The Popular Culture of Illegality’
9-10 October: Conference ‘The Borders of Crimmigration’
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Leiden Law Blog
Leiden Security and Safety Blog
Naomi Ellemers elected to British Academy
Schadenfreude: Understanding Pleasure at the Misfortune of Others
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