What do the ambitions mean for you and what elements do you recognise for your work and that of your close colleagues? Annetje Ottow, Hester Bijl and Martijn Ridderbos are curious to hear your reactions.
‘It truly is a plan by and for us all,’ said Annetje Ottow, President of the Executive Board, at the presentation of the new Strategic Plan ‘Innovating and Connecting.’ She referred to the many meetings, online and offline, with students, staff and critical friends who all offered their opinions on the University’s new course in the coming years.
Global problems such as pandemics, migration, financial crises and climate change call for global governance. That may sound obvious. ‘But we often underestimate the global nature of current challenges in society,’ says Jan Aart Scholte, brand-new Professor of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges at Leiden University.
How do you deal with bullying? How can you motivate young people? At the NeurolabNL symposium a multidisciplinary research team launched an interactive book for teachers and youth workers. This digital book offers the latest insights and plenty of useful tips and advice. Children’s Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer and Mayor Henri Lenferink praised the initiative.
Thanks to the Leiden tutoring programme, students give primary-school children some extra help
A student well-being officer was recently appointed at each faculty. These faculty well-being officers are close to the students, which makes it easier to organise engaging activities that align with the faculty or a degree programme even.