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Leiden University
Universiteit Leiden
Seal of the University of Leiden
Latin name Academia Lugduno Batava (Leiden Academy)
Motto Praesidium Libertatis (Bastion of Freedom)
Established 1575
School type Public
Rector magnificus Douwe Breimer
Location Leiden, The Netherlands
Enrollment 17,251 students (2005)
Faculty 3,244 (2005)
Member Coimbra Group, LERU, EUA, Europaeum
Homepage www.leiden.edu

Leiden University in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It is a member of the Coimbra Group, the Europaeum and the League of European Research Universities.The university was founded in 1575 by Prince William of Orange, leader of the Dutch revolt in the Eighty Years' War. The royal House of Orange and Leiden University still have a close relationship. The Queens Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix and crown-prince Willem-Alexander studied at Leiden University. In 2005 Queen Beatrix received a rare honorary degree from Leiden University.[1] Seal of the University of Leiden in Leiden, The Netherlands. ... Events February 13 - Henry III of France is crowned at Reims February 14 - Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont August 5 - Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... The term public school has different meanings: In England and Wales, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Leiden (in English also, but now rarely, Leyden) is a city and municipality in South Holland, The Netherlands. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is a network of European universities which gathers 39 of the older universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Salamanca, Bristol, Louvain/Leuven, Montpellier, Uppsala, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Krakow, Dublin, Bologna, Siena, Leiden, Coimbra, Barcelona and Granada. ... According to its mission statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... The Europaeum is a loose organisation of ten leading European universities. ... Leiden (in English also, but now rarely, Leyden) is a city and municipality in South Holland, The Netherlands. ... This is a list of the oldest extant universities in the world. ... A professor giving a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is a network of European universities which gathers 39 of the older universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Salamanca, Bristol, Louvain/Leuven, Montpellier, Uppsala, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Krakow, Dublin, Bologna, Siena, Leiden, Coimbra, Barcelona and Granada. ... The Europaeum is a loose organisation of ten leading European universities. ... According to its mission statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. ... Events February 13 - Henry III of France is crowned at Reims February 14 - Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont August 5 - Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... William I (William the Silent) William I, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (April 24, 1533 – July 10, 1584) was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. ... The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt from 1568 to 1648 was the secession war in which the proto-Netherlands first became an independent country and in which the region now known as Belgium became established. ... The Principality of Orange The title originally referred to the sovereign principality of Orange in southern France, which was a property of the House of Orange (from 1702 Orange-Nassau). ... Wilhelmina Helena Pauline of Orange-Nassau (August 31, 1880 – November 28, 1962) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948 and Queen Mother (with the title of Princess) from 1948 to 1962. ... Queen Juliana Her Majesty Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina (April 30, 1909 - March 20, 2004), Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, was Queen of the Netherlands from her mothers abdication in 1948 to her own abdication in 1980 and Queen Mother (with the title of Princess) from... Her Majesty Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau) (born January 31, 1938), styled HM The Queen is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980. ... His Royal Highness Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, (Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand), Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer of Amsberg (born April 27, 1967), is the Crown Prince of the Netherlands and styled HRH the Prince of Orange. ... Her Majesty Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau) (born January 31, 1938), styled HM The Queen is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980. ...


Today, Leiden University is a strong research university. With its nine faculties, over 50 departments and more than 150 (under)graduate programs, it enjoys an international reputation. Besides these university institution, it houses more than 40 national and international (research) institutes. With its strong international oriented programs, of which some of them are unique in the region, it attracts students from all over the world.

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The institution

The university has no central campus; its buildings are spread over the city. Some buildings like the Gravensteen (which currently houses the Leiden School of Management) are very old, while buildings like Plexus and Gorlaeus are much more modern. The university is divided into nine major faculties which offer approximately 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 100 graduate programs. Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ...

Faculties
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Website
Philosophy Website
Arts Website
Law Website
Theology Website
Archaeology Website
Social and behavioural sciences Website
Medicine Website
Creative and Performing Arts Website

The Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts is a cooperation between Leiden University and the Royal Conservatory and Royal Academy for Art. The university never has had a faculty of economics, business or management, since all these decades one thought this would not fit into its tradition. Yet, in 2002 The Leiden School of Management was founded and is currently offering six professional MBA programs. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Mathematics Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: Mathematics Look up Mathematics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Mathematics Bogomolny, Alexander: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles. ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... The term philosophy derives from a combination of the Greek words philos meaning love and sophia meaning wisdom. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Corruption Jurisprudence Philosophy of law Law (principle) List of legal abbreviations Legal code Intent Letter versus Spirit Natural Justice Natural law Religious law Witness intimidation Legal research Critical legal studies External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary... Theology is reasoned discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). It also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... Importance and applicability Archaeology is the study of human nature and attempts to illuminate the question of what it means to be human. ... Behavioural sciences (or Behavioral science) is a term that encompasses all the disciplines that explores the behaviour and strategies within and between organisms in the natural world. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Categories: Medicine | Health ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ...


History

In 1575 Prince William of Orange presided over one of the few realms in Europe which did not have any universities. The scientific renaissance had begun to highlight the importance of academic study, and so Prince William founded the first Dutch university in Leiden as a reward for the heroic defence of Leiden the previous year against Spanish attacks. Ironically, the name of Philip II of Spain, William's adversary, appears on the official foundation certificate, as he was still the de jure Count of Holland. It is traditionally said that the citizens of Leiden were offered the choice between a university and a certain exemption from taxes, and that the citizens believed that a tax law could be rescinded, whereas the great universities of Europe had survived for many centuries. Originally located in the convent of St Barbara, the university moved to the convent of the White Nuns in 1581, a site which it still occupies, though the original building was destroyed in 1616. Events February 13 - Henry III of France is crowned at Reims February 14 - Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont August 5 - Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... William I (William the Silent) William I, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (April 24, 1533 – July 10, 1584) was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. ... William I (William the Silent) William I, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (April 24, 1533 – July 10, 1584) was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. ... Philip II of Spain (Spanish: Felipe II) - (May 21, 1527 – September 13, 1598), the first King of Spain understood as the whole peninsula of Hispania (r. ... A tax is a compulsory charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... Events January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. July 26 - The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath of Abjuration. ... Events October 25 — Dirk Hartog makes the first recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at an island off the Western Australian coast Pocahontas arrives in England War between Venice and Austria Collegium Musicum founded in Prague Nicolaus Copernicus De revolutionibus is placed on the Index of Forbidden Books...


The presence within half a century of the date of its foundation of such scholars as Justus Lipsius, Joseph Scaliger, Franciscus Gomarus, Hugo Grotius, Jacobus Arminius, Daniel Heinsius and Gerhard Johann Vossius, at once raised Leiden university to the highest European fame, a position which the learning and reputation of Jacobus Gronovius, Herman Boerhaave, Tiberius Hemsterhuis and David Ruhnken, among others, enabled it to maintain down to the end of the 18th century. Justus Lipsius, Joost Lips or Josse Lips (October 18, 1547 — March 23, 1606), was a Flemish philologian and humanist. ... Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) was the tenth child and third son of Julius Caesar Scaliger and Andiette de Roques Lobejac. ... Franciscus Gomarus (born January 30, 1563 in Bruges, died 1641), was a Dutch theologian. ... Hugo Grotius Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot, or Hugo de Groot; 10th April 1583 - 28th August 1645) worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic and laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. ... Jacobus Arminius (aka Jacob Arminius, James Arminius, and his Dutch name Jacob Harmenszoon or Jakob Hermann) (1560-1609) was a Dutch Reformed theologian and (until 1603) professor in theology at the University of Leiden. ... Daniel Heinsius (or Heins) ( June 9, 1580 - February 25, 1655), one of the most famous scholars of the Dutch Renaissance, was born at Ghent. ... Gerhard Johann Vossius. ... Jakob Gronovius (1645-1716) was a Germany classical scholar, the son of Johann Friedrich Gronovius. ... Herman Boerhaave (December 31, 1668 - September 23, 1738) was a Dutch humanist and physician of European fame. ... Tiberius Hemsterhuis (January 9, 1685 - April 7, 1766), Dutch philologist and critic, was born at Groningen in Holland. ... David Ruhnken ( 1723- 1798) was a scholar, one of the most illustrious in the history of the Netherlands. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


At the end of the nineteenth century, Leiden University again became one of Europe's leading universities. At the world’s first university low-temperature laboratory, professor Heike Kamerlingh Onnes achieved temperatures of only one degree above absolute zero of -273 degrees Celsius. In 1908 he was also the first to succeed in liquifying helium and can be credited with the discovery of the superconductivity in metals. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (September 21, 1853 – February 21, 1926) was a Dutch physicist. ...


Kamerlingh Onnes was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1913. Three other professors received the Nobel Prize for their research performed at Universiteit Leiden: Hendrik Antoon Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman received the Nobel Prize for their pioneering work in the field of optical and electronic phenomena, and the physiologist Willem Einthoven for his invention of the string galvanometer, which among other things, enabled the development of electrocardiography. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (September 21, 1853 – February 21, 1926) was a Dutch physicist. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (July 18, 1853, Arnhem – February 4, 1928, Haarlem) was a Dutch physicist and the winner of the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on electromagnetic radiation. ... Pieter Zeeman (May 25, 1865 – October 9, 1943) (pronounced zāmän) was a physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Willem Einthoven (May 21, 1860 - September 28, 1927) invented the electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1903 and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1924 for it. ...


These Nobel prize winners, but also the physicists Albert Einstein and Paul Ehrenfest, the Arabist and Islam expert Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, the law expert Cornelis van Vollenhoven and historian Johan Huizinga, were among those who pushed the university into a place of international prominence during the 1920s and 1930s. In 2005 the manuscript of Einstein on the quantum theory of the monatomic ideal gas (the Einstein-Bose condensation) was discovered in of Leiden's libraries.[2] Albert Einstein, by Yousuf Karsh Albert Einsteins letter to President Roosevelt in 1939 about his concerns Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist of Swiss and American citizenship, who is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. ... Paul Ehrenfest (January 18, 1880 – September 25, 1933) was an Austrian physicist and mathematician from Vienna. ... Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936). ... Cornelis van Vollenhoven, Dordrecht May 8, 1874 - Leiden, April 29 1933. ... Johan Huizinga (b. ... For other topics related to Einstein see Einstein (disambiguation). ... A Bose-Einstein condensate is a gaseous superfluid phase formed by atoms cooled to temperatures very near to absolute zero. ...


At present Leiden has a firmly established its international position among the top research institutes in many fields, including the natural sciences, medicine, social and behavioural sciences, law, and arts and letters. Of the twenty-eight Spinoza awards (the highest scientific award of The Netherlands), seven were granted to professors of the Universiteit Leiden. Literary historian Frits van Oostrom was the first professor of Leiden to be granted the Spinoza award for his work on developing the NLCM centre (Dutch literature and culture in the Middle Ages) into a top research centre. Other Spinoza award winners are linguist Frits Kortlandt, mathematician Hendrik Lenstra and Carlo Beenakker who works his field of mesoscopic physics. Among other leading professors are Ewine van Dishoeck, professor of astronomy at Leiden Observatory, professor of transplantation biology Els Goulmy, Frits Rosendaal, professor of clinical epidemiology, Wim Blockmans, professor of Medieval History, and Willem Adelaar, professor of Amerindian Languages. Baruch Spinoza Benedictus de Spinoza (November 24, 1632 - February 21, 1677), named Baruch Spinoza by his synagogue elders and known as Bento de Spinoza or Bento dEspiñoza in the community in which he grew up. ... Frits van Oostrom (1953-), born in Utrecht, The Netherlands, is University Professor for the Humanities at the Utrecht University. ... Carlo W. J. Beenakker (June 9, 1960) is a professor at Leiden University and leader of the universitys mesoscopic physics group, which was established in 1992. ... Ewine van Dishoeck (1955) is Professor of Molecular Astrophysics and the director of the Raymond & Beverly Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics at the Leiden University. ... The Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden) is an optical observatory in the city of Leiden in the Netherlands. ... Els Goulmy (1946) is professor of transplantation biology, especially regarding minor histocompatibility antigen, at Leiden University. ... Wim Blockmans, born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1945. ... Amerindian languages are the native languages of the Americas. ...


The portraits of many famous professors since the earliest days hang in the university aula, one of the most memorable places, as Niebuhr called it, in the history of science. The University Library, which has more than 3.5 million books and fifty thousand journals, also has a number of special collections of western and oriental manuscripts, printed books, archives, maps, and atlases. Scholars from all over the world visit Leiden University Library. The research activities of the Scaliger Institute concentrate on the various aspects of the transmission of knowledge and ideas through texts and images from antiquity to the present day. A professor is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... Carsten Niebuhr (March 17, 1733 - April 26, 1815) was a German traveller. ... University Library Leiden in 1610 from Woudanus in Stedeboeck der Nederlanden, Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1649. ... University Library Leiden in 1610 from Woudanus in Stedeboeck der Nederlanden, Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1649. ... University Library Leiden in 1610 from Woudanus in Stedeboeck der Nederlanden, Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1649. ...


Among the institutions affiliated with the university are The KITLV or Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (founded in 1851), the observatory 1633; the natural history museum, with a very complete anatomical cabinet; the museum of antiquities (Museum van Oudheden), with specially valuable Egyptian and Indian departments; a museum of Dutch antiquities from the earliest times; and three ethnographical museums, of which the nucleus was P. F. von Siebold's Japanese collections. The anatomical and pathological laboratories of the university are modern, and the museums of geology and mineralogy have been restored. The KITLV or Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies at Leiden was founded in 1851. ... The Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden) is an optical observatory in the city of Leiden in the Netherlands. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... Pathology (in ancient Greek pathos = feeling, pain, suffering and logos = discourse or treatise, i. ... Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ... Mineralogy is an earth science that involves the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals. ...

The Victoria Lily at the Hortus Botanicus
The Victoria Lily at the Hortus Botanicus

The Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden) is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Plants from all over the world have been carefully cultivated here by experts for more than four centuries. The Clusius garden (a reconstruction), the 18th century Orangery with its monumental tub plants, the rare collection of historical trees hundreds of years old, the Japanese Von Siebold Memorial Garden symbolising the historical link between East and West, the tropical greenhouses with their world class plant collections, and the central square and Conservatory exhibiting exotic plants from South Africa and southern Europe. File links The following pages link to this file: University of Leiden Hortus Botanicus Leiden Categories: Images with unknown source ... File links The following pages link to this file: University of Leiden Hortus Botanicus Leiden Categories: Images with unknown source ... The Hortus Botanicus of Leiden is the oldest botanical garden of the Netherlands, and one of the oldest in the world. ...



Research at Leiden is well developed. There are many university research institutes and Leiden participates in over forty nation-wide research schools, twelve of which being located in the heart of Leiden.


Education

Most of the university's departments offer their own degree program(s). Undergraduate programs lead to either a B.A. or B.Sc. degree. Other degrees such as the B.Eng. B.F.A. or a LL.B. are not awarded at Leiden University.

  • African Languages and Cultures
  • Archeology
  • Arabic, Persian and Turkish Languages and Cultures
  • Art History
  • Assyriology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Languages and Cultures
  • Classics
  • Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Developmental Sociology
  • Dutch Language and Literature
  • Dutch Studies
  • Educational Sciences
  • Egyptian Languages and Cultures
  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • History
  • Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures
  • Indian American Studies
  • Indology (South and central Asia)
  • Indonesian Languages and Cultures
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Languages and Cultures
  • Korean Languages and Cultures
  • Latin American Studies (Spanish Languages and Cultures)
  • Law (General Dutch Law track)
  • Linguistics
  • Life Science and Technology
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine (6-year track)
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • New Persian Languages and Cultures (Turkish)
  • Notarial Law
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Southeast Asia and Oceania Languages and Cultures
  • Sustainable Molecular Science and Technology
  • Tax Law
  • Theology
  • World Religion Studies

Graduate Studies. Students can choose from a range of graduate programs. Most of the above mentioned undergraduate programs can be continued with a either a general or a specialised graduate program. Leiden University offers more than 100 graduate programs leading to either M.Phil., M.Sc., M.A., MBA, or LL.M. degree. The M.Phil. is a special research degree and only awarded by selected departments of the university (mostly in the fields of Arts, Social Sciences, Archeology, Philosophy, and Theology). Admission to these programs are highly selective and primarily aiming at those students opting for a academic career.



Some of the notable graduate programs are

  • Behavioural Science
  • Drug Delivery Technology and Biopharmaceutics
  • East-Asian Studies
  • European Business Law
  • European Studies
    The Gravensteen, currently housing the Leiden School of Management
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    The Gravensteen, currently housing the Leiden School of Management
  • Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences
  • Functional Genomics
  • International Public Law
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Islamic Studies
  • MBA in Creative and Performing Arts
  • Nanoscience
  • Philosophy of a certain discipline
  • Toxicology
  • Aerospace Law

In addition, most departments, affiliated (research)institutes or faculties offer doctorate programs or positions, leading to the Ph.D degree. Most of the Ph.D. programs offered by the university are concentrated in several research schools or institutes. File links The following pages link to this file: University of Leiden Categories: Images with unknown source ... File links The following pages link to this file: University of Leiden Categories: Images with unknown source ...


Research schools and affiliated institutes

Leiden University has more than 50 research and graduate schools and institutes. Some of them are fully affiliated with one faculty of the university, while others are interfaculty institutes or even interuniversity institutes. Most of the scholars working in the Netherlands are associated with one of these schools or institutes.

Institute
ASC Research Centre for African Studies Website
CNWS Research School of Asian, African, and American Studies Website
CTI Center for Language and Identity Website
E.M. Meijers Institute Research School for Legal Studies Website
Grotius Centre Research Centre for International Legal Studies Website
GSS Leiden Graduate School of Science Website
Historical Institute Research Institute of History Website
Huizinga Instituut Research Institute and Graduate School of Cultural History Website
IBL Leiden Research Institute for Biology Website
IIAS International Institute for Asian Studies Website
IOPS Interuniversity Graduate School Psychometrics and Sociometrics Website
ISED Institute for the Study of Educational and Human Development Website
LACDR The Leiden Amsterdam Center for Drug Research Website
LCMBS Leiden Centre for Molecular BioScience Website
LGSAS Leiden Graduate School for Archeology Website
LIACS Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science Website
LIC Leiden Insitute of Chemistry Website
LION Leiden Institute of Physics Website
LISOR Leiden Institute for the Study of Religion Website
LUCL Leiden University Centre for Linguistics Website
LUMI Leiden University Mathematical Institute Website
Mediëvistiek Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies Website
NIG Netherlands Institute of Government Website
NOVA Netherlands Research School for Astronomy Website
N.W. Posthumus Instituut Netherlands Research Institute and School for Economic and Social History Website
OIKOS National Graduate School in Classical Studies Website
Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History Website
OSL Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies Website
PALLAS Research Institute of Art History and Literatures of the Western World Website
Polybios Graduate School for Political Science and International Affairs
Sterrewacht Leiden Leiden Astronomical Observatory Website
The Europe Institute Research Institute for Legal Studies in the Field of European Integration Website
Van Vollenhoven Institute Research Institute for Law, Governance and Development Website

Hugo Grotius Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot, or Hugo de Groot; 10th April 1583 - 28th August 1645) worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic and laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. ... Johan Huizinga (December 7, 1872 - February 1, 1945), a Dutch historian, one of the founders of modern cultural history. ... The Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden) is an optical observatory in the city of Leiden in the Netherlands. ...

Alumni and other people associated with the Leiden University

Order: 6th President Vice President: John Caldwell Calhoun Term of office: March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829 Preceded by: James Monroe Succeeded by: Andrew Jackson Date of birth: July 11, 1767 Place of birth: Braintree, Massachusetts Date of death: February 23, 1848 Place of death: Washington, D.C. First Lady... Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (February 24, 1697 - September 9, 1770) was a German anatomist. ... Jacobus Arminius (aka Jacob Arminius, James Arminius, and his Dutch name Jacob Harmenszoon or Jakob Hermann) (1560-1609) was a Dutch Reformed theologian and (until 1603) professor in theology at the University of Leiden. ... Herman Boerhaave (December 31, 1668 - September 23, 1738) was a Dutch humanist and physician of European fame. ... Bart Jan Bok ( Hoorn, April 28, 1906 – Tucson, August 5, 1983) was a Dutch-American astronomer. ... Charles de LEcluse or Carolus Clusius (Arras, February 19, 1525 - Leiden April 4, 1609) was the Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist, perhaps the most influential of all 16th century scientific horticulturists. ... Portrait of Edsger Dijkstra (courtesy Brian Randell) Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (Rotterdam, May 11, 1930 – Nuenen, August 6, 2002) was a Dutch computer scientist. ... Paul Ehrenfest (January 18, 1880 – September 25, 1933) was an Austrian physicist and mathematician from Vienna. ... Willem Einthoven (May 21, 1860 - September 28, 1927) invented the electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1903 and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1924 for it. ... Michiel Jan de Goeje (1836—1909), Dutch orientalist, was born in Friesland in 1836. ... Franciscus Gomarus (born January 30, 1563 in Bruges, died 1641), was a Dutch theologian. ... Jakob Gronovius (1645-1716) was a Germany classical scholar, the son of Johann Friedrich Gronovius. ... Hugo Grotius Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot, or Hugo de Groot; 10th April 1583 - 28th August 1645) worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic and laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. ... Daniel Heinsius (or Heins) ( June 9, 1580 - February 25, 1655), one of the most famous scholars of the Dutch Renaissance, was born at Ghent. ... Tiberius Hemsterhuis (January 9, 1685 - April 7, 1766), Dutch philologist and critic, was born at Groningen in Holland. ... Johan Huizinga (b. ... Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern (April 6, 1833–July 7, 1917) was a Dutch linguist. ... Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (September 21, 1853 – February 21, 1926) was a Dutch physicist. ... Justus Lipsius, Joost Lips or Josse Lips (October 18, 1547 — March 23, 1606), was a Flemish philologian and humanist. ... Jan Hendrik Oort (April 28, 1900 – November 5, 1992) was an internationally famous Dutch astronomer. ... Her Majesty Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau) (born January 31, 1938), styled HM The Queen is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980. ... Queen Juliana Her Majesty Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina (April 30, 1909 - March 20, 2004), Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, was Queen of the Netherlands from her mothers abdication in 1948 to her own abdication in 1980 and Queen Mother (with the title of Princess) from... William I (William the Silent) William I, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (April 24, 1533 – July 10, 1584) was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. ... His Royal Highness Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, (Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand), Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer of Amsberg (born April 27, 1967), is the Crown Prince of the Netherlands and styled HRH the Prince of Orange. ... Johannes Jacobus (Hans) Ras (1 April 1926 – 22 October 2003) was emeritus professor of Javanese language and literature at Leiden University, the Netherlands. ... David Ruhnken ( 1723- 1798) was a scholar, one of the most illustrious in the history of the Netherlands. ... Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) was the tenth child and third son of Julius Caesar Scaliger and Andiette de Roques Lobejac. ... Willem de Sitter (May 6, 1872 – November 20, 1934) was a mathematician, physicist and astronomer. ... Willebrord Snell. ... Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936). ... Morris Tabaksblat, Rotterdam 1937, is a Dutch Captain of industry. He is mostly known as a former CEO of Unilever and chairman of the Tabaksblat committee that drafted the Tabaksblat code. Tabaksblat was educated at the gymnasium in The Hague and after that studied law at the Leiden University. ... Johan Rudolf Thorbecke (January 14, 1798 - June 4, 1872) was one of the most important Dutch politicians. ... Bram van der Stok Born on October 13, 1915 in Sumatra, Bram van der Stok, also referred to as Bob van der Stok, was the most decorated aviator in Dutch history, as well as one of the few to escape from the German POW camp Stalag Luft III. // Personal Life... Paul Verhoeven (born July 18, 1938) is a famous Dutch-born film director best known for his extremely violent science fiction films. ... Cornelis van Vollenhoven, Dordrecht May 8, 1874 - Leiden, April 29 1933. ... Gerhard Johann Vossius. ... Johan de Witt (September 24, 1625 - August 20, 1672) was a significant Dutch political figure. ...

See also

University Library Leiden in 1610 from Woudanus in Stedeboeck der Nederlanden, Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1649. ... Leiden University Medical Centre is the university hospital and medical faculty of Leiden University in the city of Leiden. ...

External links

  • Homepage of Leiden University (in English)
  • Homepage of Leiden University (in Dutch)
  • English Graduate Programs


   Dutch Universities   

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | University of Amsterdam | Universiteit Utrecht | Radboud University Nijmegen | Maastricht University | Eindhoven University of Technology | Delft University of Technology | Groningen University | Tilburg University | University of Groningen | Twente University | Wageningen University | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Leiden University Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Vrije Universiteit is a university in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ... From Athenaeum Illustre to University In January 1632 two internationally acclaimed scientists, Caspar Barlaeus and Gerardus Vossius, held their inaugural speech in the Athenaeum Illustre - the illustrious school - which had its seat in the 14th-century Agnietenkapel. ... Utrecht University (Universiteit Utrecht in Dutch) is a university in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... The Radboud University Nijmegen, formerly called Catholic University of Nijmegen is the university of the Dutch city of Nijmegen. ... Universiteit Maastricht (Maastricht University), founded in 1976, is the second youngest university in the Netherlands. ... The Eindhoven University of Technology (in Dutch: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven or TU/e) is a technical university located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... Founded in 1842, the Delft University of Technology, in Delft, the Netherlands, is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical universities in the Netherlands, with over 13,000 students and 2,100 scientists (including 200 professors). ... Front of the main building of the University of Groningen The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen or RuG) is a university in Groningen, Netherlands. ... Located in Tilburg, the Netherlands, Tilburg University is a compact institution for higher education, specialised in human and social sciences and located in the southern part of the Netherlands. ... Front of the main building of the University of Groningen The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen or RuG) is a university in Groningen, Netherlands. ... art on the campus Universiteit Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. ... Wageningen University and Research Centre (also known als Wageningen UR) consists of Wageningen University, Wageningen Business School, Van Hall Larenstein and a number of Dutch research institutes: Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) Agrotechnology & Food Innovations Alterra - Research Institute for the Green World (ALTERRA) International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement... Erasmus University is a university in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ...


League of European Research Universities

Cambridge | Edinburgh | Geneva | Heidelberg | Helsinki | Karolinska (Stockholm) | Leiden | Leuven | | Milan | Munich | Oxford | Strasbourg I (Louis Pasteur) According to its mission statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The University of Geneva (Université de Genève) is one of the oldest universities in the world. ... The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg (German Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; also known as simply University of Heidelberg) was established in the town of Heidelberg in the Rhineland in 1386. ... The University of Helsinki is a university located in Helsinki, Finland. ... The Karolinska Institute or Karolinska institutet is a medical university in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (or K.U.Leuven, or in English Catholic University of Leuven - also the translated name of its French-speaking sister university) is a Flemish university, located in the town of Leuven in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking (northern) region of Belgium. ... The University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano, UNIMI) is one the larger universities in Italy, with about 60,000 students, a teaching and research staff of 2,500 and a non-teaching staff of 2,000. ... With approximately 48,000 students, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (German: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München or LMU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Université Louis Pasteur, also known as Strasbourg I or ULP is a large university in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. ...


Europaeum  Europaeum

Bologna | Bonn | HEI, Geneva | Helsinki | Kraków (Jagiellonian) | Leiden | Madrid (Complutense) | Oxford | Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne | Prague The Europaeum is a loose organisation of ten leading European universities. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna, UNIBO) is a university in Bologna, Italy. ... The main building, viewed from the Hofgarten. ... Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), based in Geneva in Switzerland, is one of the worlds leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international studies, most notably of an historic, judicial, economic, political and social nature. ... The University of Helsinki is a university located in Helsinki, Finland. ... Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet Jagielloński) is a university in Krakow, Poland. ... The Complutense University of Madrid, in Spanish Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is a prestigious Spanish university, located in Madrid. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The historic University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganized as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). ... The Charles University of Prague (also simply University of Prague; Czech: Univerzita Karlova; Latin: Universitas Carolina) is the oldest and most prestigious Czech university and among the oldest universities in Europe, being founded in 1340s (for the exact year, see below). ...


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(of European research universities)
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