Diversity Dossier

Talent counts – Excellence through diversity

Leiden University is diverse, internationally oriented and cosmopolitan. Science thrives as a result of the interaction between different views. A diverse, balanced and intercultural group of scientists and students is prerequisite. It is important to focus on recruiting, promoting and retaining all of the available talent. The more diversity, the more creativity and innovation - in research and in education.


Winning initiatives Van Bergen Award 2015 announced

The Van Bergen Fund aims to promote contacts between Dutch and international students in order to achieve a better understanding of each other's cultures. At the Symposium for Diversity and Inclusion the two winners of the Van Bergen Award 2015 were announced.

‘The Van Bergen Fund is a sounding board for our ideas’

How can we improve contacts between Dutch and international students? That is the key question at the heart of the Van Bergen Competition organised annually by Leiden University. This year’s winners will be announced on 5 November. A good time to look back at how last year’s winners are faring.