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.
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.
Do you have any prejudices, and what are they? Find out on Thursday 5 November during the symposium on Diversity and Inclusion: Challenging Implicit Bias. Implicit biases are the stereotypes that influence our understanding, behaviour and choices. These will be the key topics of het symposium.
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.