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Join our Alumni events worldwide: London, Tokyo, Beijing & Shanghai


Celebrate Leidens Ontzet in London or Tokyo with herring, or meet your fellow alumni over dinner in Shanghai & Beijing.

See all our activities worldwide in October and join us!

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Volvo Ocean Race winner Carolijn Brouwer has sailing in her blood


Alumna Carolijn Brouwer and ambitious are synonymous. That has got her a long way. She was the first woman to be part of the winning team of the Volvo Ocean Race, the toughest of sailing races. 'Would I take part again? Only for a bigger challenge - as skipper, for example.'

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Seeking balance in a changing world and university


The world around us is changing. What does that mean for the future of Europe, on this turbulent world stage? And what does it mean for our teaching? These were key questions during the opening of the 2018-2019 academic year. Professor De Hoop Scheffer in dialogue with Imane Maghrani, Leiden alumna of World Politics and Global Justice. A baby boomer opposite a millennial, talking about the issue of the European Community.

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Leiden Research news


VOC and WIC were not above the law


The powerful Dutch East India Company and West India Company were summoned before the High Court more often than historians have assumed. The complainants varied from competitors, to the Companies' own staff and even poor citizens.

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A step closer to sustainable energy from seawater


The research group headed by Leiden chemist Marc Koper has discovered a catalyst that minimizes the production of chlorine gas during salt water electrolysis. The invention can enable the direct production of hydrogen from seawater.

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Coming Alumni Events


Law and Development Research Network Conference
19 – 21 September 2018

  » Invitation to celebrate Leidens Ontzet in London
3 October 2018
  » Invitation to celebrate Leidens Ontzet in Tokyo
3 October 2018
  » Archaeology Alumni Drinks in Leiden
5 October 2018
  » Leiden Alumni Dinner in Beijing
20 October 2018
  » Leiden Alumni Dinner in Shanghai
27 October 2018

The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences—Obligations—Accountability
25 - 26 October 2018


INFORM Day on EU Data Protection Law
2 November 2018

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More news

  » Students hunting for breakthrough in antibiotics resistance  
  » 50 years of the Academic Language Centre: plus ça change?  
  » Following your passion at 66  
  » This faculty is the perfect fit for me! Erwin Muller new Dean FGGA  
  » Sada Mire’s Leiden Experience: "the Johnny Cash of Archaeology"  
  » Children as storytellers and mindreaders  
  » Alumni MSc Media Technology on BBC World with spin-off company  
  »  Ewine van Dishoeck receives prestigious Kavli Prize  
  »  Books  
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  »  Join 17.500 Alumni in our Leiden Alumni Linkedin group  



Leiden MOOC's (Free online education)

  » Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice  
  » Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics  
  » Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis; a journey from basis to clinic.  
  » De-Mystifying Mindfulness  
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