17 September 2015  
  Sex and gender analysis needs a more prominent role in research

Researchers, policymakers and funders have to take more account of the effect of sex and gender in scientific research. This is the view presented in an advice paper published by LERU, the League of European Research Universities. The lead author is Vice-Rector Simone Buitendijk.

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  How do you manage a university that has no clear owner?

Universities are there for future generations; how can we make sure we pass them on intact? Leiden academics responded to the address given by Cambridge professor Stefan Collini at the opening of the academic year.

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  How beneficial is mindfulness? Find out at the Night of Arts & Science!

Mindfulness is all the rage. But what is mindfulness and is this popular form of medication completely harmless? Come to the workshop on 19 September by Chris Goto-Jones, Professor of Philosophy and mindfulness therapist, and find out for yourself.

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  Restoring and constructing organs

Physicians and researchers of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Leiden University are working on therapies for restoring damaged organs such as hearts and kidneys. They are even trying to construct tailor-made organs. Read more on this topic in the new science dossier on Vascular and Regenerative Medicine.

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  Leiden based research confirms systematic and excessive violence in Indonesia

New research has confirmed that the Dutch military used systematic, extreme violence against Indonesians. In his book Soldaat in Indonesië (Soldier in Indonesia), to be released at the end of October, historian Gert Oostindie draws the same conclusions using different sources. He presents new findings and explains what motivated the soldiers.

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  Miranda van Eck inaugural lecture: detergent tablets for clean, fat-free blood vessels

In her inaugural lecture on 11 September, Miranda van Eck, Professor of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Therapeutics, addressed her research related to developing medications to keep our blood vessels clean.

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  More news
Rave reviews of anniversary exhibition 'Global Imaginations'
Educational institutions in central Netherlands champion refugees
Economic impact of universities greater than that of automotive and real estate sectors
Campus The Hague will be Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs
Leiden fourth Dutch university in QS Ranking
  Leiden classics
The history of science in Leiden street by street
  Leiden through the eyes of ...
‘Leiden: a challenging combination of arts and sciences’
  International students
New ombudsperson for students
Van Bergen Fund Competition 2015
Meet us in your country
Crash course on Leiden for foreign students
A new start
  International staff
P&O News 15 September 2015
Results of third staff monitor now available
New testimonials online
Van Bergen Fund Competition 2015
More P&O News
  Coming events
19 September: Night of Arts & Science
19 September – 3 January 2015: Exhibition Einstein & Friends
24-25 September: Naruse Mikio - Films of Women and Misery
25 September: 'Global imaginations' symposium
13 October: Leiden Expat Event 'Life, love and law in the Netherlands'
14 Veni grants awarded to Leiden researchers
Gratama Science Award for Jojanneke van der Toorn
Fun online learning platform wins Deans' Challenge
Globalisation and the Roman world, by Martin Pitts and Miguel John Versluys
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies: Comparing Theory and Practice, by Edwin Bakker
Asian Library Blog
Leiden Anthropology Blog: Beards and holy sites
Leiden Law blog: The Danger of Over-Inclusive Human Rights
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