Winners of Leiden University Thesis Prize 2019
The Leiden University Thesis Prize was awarded on Alumni Day on 16 February. On this sunny Saturday, the seven nominees, one from each faculty, came with their family and friends to the Kamerlingh Onnes Building for the award ceremony of this annual prize for the best thesis.
Lutfia Rabbani Foundation and LUF set up new international scholarship
On Tuesday 20 November, Lilian Visscher, acting Director of Leiden University Fund (LUF) and Rector magnificus Carel Stolker, LUF Board member, met with with representatives of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation to officially establish a new matching fund called the ‘Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Scholarship’.
Argentine slums and Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo: study trip SPIL
This summer the study association for Political Scientists (SPIL) traveled with a CASSA grant to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for their study trip. The aim of this journey was to give the participants, in addition to their university curriculum, a comprehensive picture of the political situation in the country of destination through the organization of political, journalistic, academic and cultural activities.
Innovative approach to antibiotic resistance
Resistance to antibiotics is a major problem in health care. Thanks to a joint grant from the Elise Mathilde Fund and Leiden University Fund (LUF), supported by alumni donations, pharmacologist dr. Coen van Hasselt can look for new dosing schedules to reduce the development of antibiotic resistance.
Trauma care at King's College Hospital
During five weeks Willem Six visited, with support from the LISF, the trauma department at the King's College Hospital (KCH) and participated in trauma care as part of his internship.
New insights into e-waste problems in Ghana
For her Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology, Isabella van der Gaag has been doing ethnographic research in Ghana with the support of a LISF grant. For three months she studied environmental awareness at a Ghanaian secondary school.
Research into pain perception in babies
Marianne van der Vaart, a sixth-year medical student, has been able to do seven months of research into pain perception in infants at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oxford, thanks to a LISF scholarship.