THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Hugo Grotius: one of the founding fathers of International Law

Today I’m going to talk about the all-famous Dutch Jurist Hugo Grotius, a renowned alumnus of Leiden University. While no university buildings have been named after him, the Leiden Law … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Willebrord Snellius, the real star of Leiden

I have talked about great historians and law experts in the previous blog posts; today let me introduce you to a great mathematician and astronomer: Willebrord Snellius van Royen. I … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rudolph Cleveringa, the Hero of Leiden University

I mentioned Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa in the previous post about Johan Huizinga; he was the colleague who offered Huizinga a place to live after he was forced to flee the … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Johan Huizinga, the Great Historian

In the previous blog post I talked about Justus Lipsius and how the University building in the centre of Leiden came to be named after him. Now, I would like … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Justus Lipsius and the building that took his name

Ever wondered where the names of our University’s buildings originate from? What is their history? It is important for the students of such an ancient and renowned University to know … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 2

An advantage of workgroups is that students are compelled to form their own opinion and to intervene during class. However, the participation grade might push many to speak even if … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 1

When I applied to study at Leiden University, I was aware of the profound differences between my home country’s higher education system and the Dutch one, but spending a year … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

My visit to the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk – Part 2

On our way to the building hosting Andy’s office, we passed through a long and wide hallway serving as an exhibition space for the past and ongoing projects of ESA. … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

My visit to the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk – Part 1

Just a few kilometres northwest of Leiden lies one of the most advanced research centres in Europe: ESTEC. The European Space Technology and Research Centre is located in the coastal … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

My trip to Brussels to visit the EU institutions

It was a cold early morning of end October when I left Leiden with my fellow colleagues to embark in a three-days trip to the Belgian capital. The European Union … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

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