16 April 2019

Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

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Dutch involvement in labour exploitation in North Korea, China and Pakistan

Clothes by big Western brands that are on sale in Dutch shops are sometimes made by North Korean workers.

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New dimension to coral research

For the first time, international researchers have mapped the network of bacteria on coral reefs. They write about it in Nature Communications.

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Leiden research addresses energy challenges

Climate change and energy transition were an important theme of the Dutch provincial elections: how should we invest in new sources of energy?

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Crowdfunding for Nieuwscheckers a huge success: ‘Fact checking matters more than ever’

Nieuwscheckers, the fact-checking initiative at Leiden University, will check the claims made by politicians during the European elections. Lots of in...

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‘Heritage decisions limit our ability to imagine alternative forms of society’

It is difficult to imagine a society other than a hierarchical nation-state. This is because we neglect alternative forms from the past, argues archaeologist Lewis Borck.

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How a very international archaeologist was born
In memoriam Professor Mathieu Noteborn
New study finds countries with more rights for LGB people enjoy higher GDP per capita
‘We have world-class expertise on the circular economy’
The Mastermind approach to brain research
Caterpillars listen to voicemail by eating soil
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Student & City Film Competition
Sustainable Business Battle
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Sporty students and staff raise money for research and teaching projects
Pre-Doctoral Programme in Jakarta
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International staff
Confidential counsellors for PhD candidates: how they can help
Lectures to start and finish at the same time in all faculties
LUS Teaching Prize: Nominate your lecturer before 17 April
Coming events
24 April: Documentary: The Great Fire of Salonica
25 April: Exhibition Herstory: Leiden Leading Ladies
9 May: Education festival 2019
11 May: 444 Cycle Tour
18 May: Museum Night
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25 April: Musical by LUC students
11 May: 444 Cycle Tour
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ERC Advanced Grants for two Leiden researchers
Rubicon grants for three researchers from Leiden
Geert de Snoo new Director of Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Tymon de Haas receives LUF grant for research on the ecological impact of Roman expansion
Mayke Vereijken appointed Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
‘Brain scanners are bringing about a revolution in neurolinguistics’
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