Alumni News December 2021
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Alumni News

December 2021

Nieuwe Rijn, Leiden

‘The Netherlands should be more accessible for people with disabilities’

Jiska Ogier studied notarial law, which wasn’t always easy because she went to lectures in a wheelchair. As a student she pushed to make society accessible. And with her law degree and lived experience she has now made this her work. ‘You can achieve a lot with creative solutions.’ 

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Jiska Ogier

Lifelong learning at university

From business administrator to engineer and from communication professional to agronomist. Whether you want to improve the world or your chances on the job market, you can continue to develop your skills at university throughout your life. Today, the universities of the Netherlands launched the new online platform.

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Lifelong learning

LUF grants for far-ranging medical and archaeological research

Atherosclerosis and the Darien Gap in Panama will be researched in greater detail this year with a grant from Leiden University Fund. Kooijman (LUMC) and Van Kasteren (Faculty of Science) have been awarded a 150,000-euro LUF Impulse Grant. Archaeologist Donner has been awarded 75,000 euros to research human presence in the impenetrable land bridge between Central and South America. 

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Malaria vaccines

Whale poop reveals plastics problem: three million microplastics per day

Whales by the city of Auckland, New Zealand consume large amounts of microplastics every day. A team of international researchers reached this conclusion after carefully examining whale poop.

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Whale poop


› Conference: Inclusivity with law
  13 January -  Online
 PhD defense Harmful tax competition in the East African community 
  13 January 13:45 hrs - Live videostream 
 Second meeting ‘Cultures of Victimology’
   2 February - Online

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Life Long Learning

› Podcast: Social Anxiety Disorder
› Summer School: The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance
  June 2022 - The Hague

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