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Professor Faculty Chair

Prof.dr.mr. M.S. Berger

Sultan of Oman Chair in Oriental Studies

Praesidium Libertatis I

Prof.dr. N.M. Blokker

International Institutional Law

Prof.mr. H.G. Schermers Fund

Prof.dr. S.A. Cramsey

Central European Studies

Austrian Studies Fund

Prof.dr. E.L.J. Fortuin

Russian Language and Linguistics

Anna Croiset van der Kop Fund

Prof.dr. B.U. Forstmann

Neuroscientific testing of psychological models


Prof.dr. P.J.A. Kessler

Botanical gardens and botany of South East Asia


Prof.dr. A. van der Laan Juvenile and Adolescent Crime Fund for the study of Youth and Adolescent Crime

Prof.dr.mr. T. Liefaard

Children's Rights

Unicef-Fund Chair Children’s Rights

Prof.dr. T.E. McGonagle

Media Law and Information Society

A.W. Hins Fund

Prof.dr. M. Otani Enforcement of Children's Rights Kroese-Duijsters Fund

Prof.dr. D.A. Pargas

Leiden Chair of the History and Culture of North America

Praesidium Libertatis I

Prof.dr. C. Vout

Classical Archaeology

Prof.dr. A.W. Byvanck Fund

Prof.mr. C. Waaldijk

Comparative Sexual Orientation Law

Betsy Brouwer Fund

One of these professors by special appointment is Dr Paul Keßler, prefect of the Leiden Hortus Botanicus and an affiliate of the Faculty of Science. He has held the chair in Botanical Gardens and the Botany of Southeast Asia since 2017.   

Oldest academic garden

The Hortus Botanicus in Leiden is the oldest academic garden in Western Europe and has an impressive collection of plants mainly from Southeast Asia. Thanks to his chair by special appointment, Dr Kessler will intensify the botanical research on groups of orchids and carnivorous plants. He will also broaden the contacts with universities and botanical gardens in Indonesia and China.

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