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Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. The University has seven faculties: Law, Archeaology, Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Governance & Global Affairs, spread over campuses in both Leiden and The Hague. Our motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom.

Leiden University harbors pioneering research and teaching based on a wide diversity of academic disciplines. The university has excellent research facilities and renowned collections, and a strong and intricate knowledge infrastructure. Over 33,000 students and almost 8,000 staff members form an open, active and engaged University community, with a deep-rooted academic freedom and an intrinsic international orientation. They are driven by the desire to know, understand, interpret and create. They work together to answer the questions of today and keep an eye to the questions of tomorrow.


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Thousands of Armenian-Americans gather to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Los Angeles, California on April 24, 2018. Ronen Tivony/Nur via Getty Images

Armenian genocide: US recognition of Turkey’s killing of 1.5 million was tangled up in decades of geopolitics

As Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is marked around the globe, a historian examines the little-known players in the long-running fight in the US Congress to pass a bill acknowledging the Genocide.
Un grupo de mujeres se manifiesta en Bogotá durante la jornada de huelga general del 29 de noviembre de 2019 en Colombia. Sebastián Barros / Shutterstock

Tras la guerra y la violencia, Colombia reclama derechos e igualdad

Sindicatos, estudiantes, campesinos e indígenas se movilizan contra el ‘paquetazo’ del Gobierno de Duque y el asesinato de líderes sociales.
Pancarta de apoyo a Evo Morales durante una manifestación ante la Embajada de Bolivia en Buenos Aires el 11 de noviembre de 2019. Laura Rivas / Shutterstock

Ruido, redes sociales y democracia: el caso boliviano

El uso de las redes sociales para justificar el reciente golpe de estado en Bolivia enfatiza cómo tales herramientas pueden ser manipuladas para apoyar salidas menos institucionales.
Rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army making their way to a camp in southern Sudan. The group forcibly recruits children. EPA/Stephen Morrison

Why some rebel groups force kids to fight: it depends on how they are funded

Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known as BECCS, is one of the technologies we may need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. from

Bioenergy carbon capture: climate snake oil or the 1.5-degree panacea?

Delays on climate action to reduce emissions means that we may have to consider technologies that strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that will come at a cost.
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.


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