Who does the university belong to? To students, researchers, administrators? To tax payers, companies, the government? All these groups have their own interest, but who decides on the course and the future of the university? These urgent questions will be central in the debate with special guest Stefan Collini (University of Cambridge) on 1 September.
Around 1,100 foreign students are participating in Orientation Week Leiden. Thanks to the crash course on Leiden student life they quickly become acquainted with their new city and the university. ‘It’s quite peaceful here compared to Seoul.’
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 end of October, historian Gert Oostindie draws the same conclusions using different sources. He presents new findings and explains what motivated the soldiers.