Leiden University

The first university in the Netherlands, founded 8 February 1575 Motto: Praesidium Libertatis, Bastion of Liberty

International research university 11 Research profile areas 13 Honours Classes Pre-University College Faculty Campus The Hague Leiden University College The Hague

Member of the League of European Research Universities, a partnership with other prominent research universities

46 bachelor’s programmes
70 master’s programmes

20,712 students
4,018 staff

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Juste après un attentat suicide à Kirkouk en novembre 2017. Marwan Ibrahim/AFP

L’État islamique en Irak : un djihadisme ritualisé

Loin d’avoir été défait, le mouvement djihadiste conserve d’importantes capacités de nuisance sur fond d’instabilité sociopolitique structurelle en Irak.
Internal strikes throughout the country might harm the economy at least as much as the announced sanctions (Tehran, 2017). Stella Morgana

If sanctions do not put a halt to Iran’s economy, workers will

As Iran struggles under another round of international sanctions, a widening social gap is putting President Hassan Rouhani's government under pressure.
Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

How Saddam Hussein’s old ideology may have contributed to the modern Islamic State

Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
The 2016 Standing Rock protest was only the most recent manifestation of the indigenous American values inherited by European settlers on this land. James MacPherson

Indigenous people invented the so-called ‘American Dream’

Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance. CORPNET

These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
Manifestation du 11 janvier 2015, à Paris. Frédéric de La Mure/Flickr

Contre le fanatisme, réinventer la modération

Face aux extrêmes, l’esprit de modération doit s’armer d’un discours cohérent pour ne plus apparaître comme un aveu de faiblesse mais bien comme la réponse la plus efficace.

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