Leiden University mourns the loss of our student Laurens van der Graaff, and alumni Willem Witteveen, also a former member of staff, and his wife Lidwien Heerkens. All three were passengers on the Malaysian Airlines flight that was lost in the air disaster on 17 July.
The very oldest Koranic fragments owned by the Leiden University Libraries date back to the second half of the seventh century, between 30 and 70 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. This has been shown by newly conducted radiocarbon analyses. This finding agrees with official Islamic teachings.
Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology Naomi Ellemers has been elected to the British Academy for the Humanities and the Social Sciences as Corresponding Fellow. Ellemers: 'It’s a real honour, and I’m very pleased.'