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Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,700 staff members and 28,130 students. The motto of the University is ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ – Bastion of Freedom.

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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Les berges des zones humides sont souvent colonisées par une végétation émergente qui est progressivement remplacée par une végétation flottante et submergée lorsque l'eau atteint une plus grande profondeur. (Lars L. Iversen)

Les plantes aquatiques, trésors cachés trop souvent oubliés

La pollution urbaine et agricole, la construction de barrages et les sécheresses menacent la survie des plantes aquatiques, qui sont essentielles à la vie dans les rivières, les lacs et les zones humides.
Las orillas de zonas húmedas y encharcadas suelen estar colonizadas por vegetación emergente que va siendo paulatinamente desplazada por vegetación flotante y sumergida conforme la lámina de agua va alcanzando una mayor profundidad. Lars L. Iversen

Las plantas acuáticas, clave para paliar los efectos del cambio global en los ecosistemas más amenazados del planeta

La contaminación por vertidos urbanos y agrícolas, la construcción de presas y las sequías amenazan la supervivencia de las plantas acuáticas, fundamentales para la vida en ríos, lagos y humedales.
Replacing ships like the Moskva will be pricey. The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet recently sank after suffering damage. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Russia faces first foreign default since 1918 – here’s how it could complicate Putin’s ability to wage war in Ukraine

Russia is on the verge of defaulting on its foreign debt, which not only could have severe economic consequences but could also complicate Putin’s ability to wage a prolonged war in Ukraine.
The destroyed fuel station in Stoyanka, Ukraine. Putin has been laying the rhetorical groundwork for the invasion of Ukraine for years. Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images

Using lies and disinformation, Putin and his team have been building the case for a Ukraine invasion for 14 years

Putin’s rationale for invading Ukraine wasn’t built over just a few months in 2021. Putin and high-level Russia government staff have been trash-talking Ukraine for more than a decade.
Nigeria recently started commercial operation of a China-assisted railway linking the southwestern cities of Lagos and Ibadan. Emma Houston/Xinhua via Getty Images

Book review: Nigeria has democracy but not development. How to fix it

In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
A crowd wait in a stadium in Jimma on June 16, 2021 for an electoral campaign rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s elections are needed. But they face credibility challenges

In Ethiopia’s new and unsettled political space, there are issues related to the current electoral rules, the performance and strength of the opposition parties, and to campaigning.


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