At Leiden University, the share of female professors reached 30.2% in 2020 (up from 14.1% in 2005), an important milestone. Leiden’s ambition is to reach 35% of female professors by 2025. What can we learn from this trajectory of women in Dutch academia? And what’s next?
Many students with a lower socioeconomic status have very different experiences in higher education in comparison to their wealthier peers. How can we make Leiden University more inclusive towards students with a low income, working-class, or first-generation background?
Sabine Verbree (23) and Tessa Bourguignon (22) are third-year students of the Art History track of Leiden University. In this blog Sabine and Tessa reflect on the documentary of Nieuw licht: 'Het Rijksmuseum en de slavernij', in light of the European Action Week Against Racism.
Accessibility is a basic precondition for being able to take part in university life, conduct research, participate in classes and develop our interests and ambitions. With the current corona measures, the accessibility of our online tools is an important point of attention.
Words. We use them to communicate, express and relate to each other. It might seem self- evident, but how often do we take a moment to assess the words we use, their origin and meaning? Not the meaning found in the dictionary, but their histories of use and the worldviews they represent.
This year's theme of International Day of People with Disabilities is invisible disabilities. Two students share their experiences of studying with a disability during the Covid-19 pandemic and introduce the project Drempelloos Studeren.