Donation of personal archive and collection of Leiden Sinologist Robert van Gulik 25 May 2023
The family of the famous diplomat, sinologist and writer Robert van Gulik has donated his personal archive and part of his collection to Leiden University Libraries (UBL). The collection and archive provide insight into the life and work of Robert van Gulik, who became known among the general public for his Judge Dee novels. In addition, the family has set up the Robert van Gulik Fund for the sinological collections at Leiden University Libraries, a named fund at the Leiden University Fund, to stimulate research into the life and work of Robert van Gulik.
Project grants awarded in 2023 17 May 2023
The Leiden University Fund (LUF) Committee for Academic Expenditure (CWB) has an annual project grant round in March for teaching and research projects up to € 35,000. The resources come from the named funds of the LUF, the project grants funds of Stichting Praesidium Libertatis I and from the collaboration of the LUF with the Gratama-Stichting, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds en Stichting Verpakking en Milieu.
Join the Willemijn Charity Golf Day on 10 June 16 May 2023
Friends and family of Willemijn van Woensel are holding a golf tournament to raise money for ovarian cancer research. Willemijn died in 2021 at the age of 57 of ovarian cancer, a fatal disease that affects 1,400 women per year. Every year 1,000 women die from this silent killer.
Ukrainian psychology student Sofia: ‘After over a year of war in Ukraine, I feel such pain and despair’ 18 April 2023
It’s over a year ago since Russia started its war in Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Life has carried on for the Ukrainian students in Leiden as they try to make the best of things. Last summer, we spoke to Sofia, who started her second year on the Psychology programme last September. How is she coping?
Leiden University and Unicef extend cooperation on children’s rights 20 December 2022
Leiden University and Unicef have already been working together for ten years to increase and share information on children’s rights. They are extending this cooperation. Professor of Children’s Rights Ton Liefaard explains what has already been achieved and what he wants to achieve in the next five years.
Debate on courage, threats and an ounce of Cleveringa 01 December 2022
‘If we all possessed just an ounce of Cleveringa, then all would be well in the world,’ said Professor Leo Lucassen. In the Cleveringa debate on the line between free speech and threatening speech he called for ‘more guts’. He is not the only one who thinks this is badly needed if the debate at the Academy Building on Wednesday evening between academics, politicians and journalists was to be believed.
Project grants awarded in autumn 2022 05 October 2022
The Leiden University Fund (LUF) Committee for Academic Expenditure (CWB) has an annual project grant round in March for teaching and research projects up to € 35,000. This year a second round was held in September.
Leiden astronomer supports new generation of researchers 14 September 2022
In the Alumni Room at the Faculty Club on Rapenburg, a new named fund was established on 7 September 2022: the Bouwens Astrophysics Fund. This fund was established by Dr Rychard Bouwens, an associate professor at the Leiden Observatory, who wants to give young researchers the chance to develop their skills.
Leiden University ‘writer in residence’ Maxim Osipov on leaving Russia 08 September 2022
Since criticising the war in Ukraine, Russian author and cardiologist Maxim Osipov has fled Russia. He has won various literary prizes in Russia and his work has had a very positive reception in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. This September, he will be Leiden University’s writer in residence and teach a course on Russian literature for a year. He will receive assistance from the Leiden University Fund’s Scholars at Risk Fund.
Camino Laurent van Vugt Fund wishes art history researchers an exciting path in life 18 August 2022
Following his own path from a young age, taking on challenges, asking for advice and inspiring others with the insights he’d gained: that was Laurent van Vugt’s (1939-2019) path in life. In his will he left a bequest to LUF, which his wife established as a named fund: the Camino Laurent van Vugt Fund.