Alumni News December 2021
Universiteit Leiden

Alumni News

January 2022

Leiden, Aalmarkt

No legal career but a food truck on Bonaire instead

If you study law, you won’t necessarily end up striding round a law firm in tailor-made suits. Alumnus Harrie Schoffelen certainly hasn’t: he made the conscious decision to follow another path in life. Together with his fiancée he runs a successful food truck on the tropical island of Bonaire. ‘Return to the Netherlands? Never!’

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Harrie Schoffelen

Let's celebrate!

This year's digital Dies Natalis for alumni brings Leiden professors to your home. We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the 447th Dies Natalis of Leiden University for alumni online on Thursday evening 10 February with lectures, interviews, and again the successful network carousel to meet Leiden alumni all over the world!

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Dies Natalis for alumni

An app to help children overcome anxiety

In the app, children can upload a video of themselves showing, for example, something that went well for them and share their success with parents, granny or grandad. Developmental psychologist Klein talks about the path to success with the app.

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Kiba app

Terrorists who use the internet are less successful

There is too much focus on online radicalisation, says Joe Whittaker, when this is just one of the factors that make someone become a terrorist. In fact, Whittaker’s research shows that terrorists who use the internet are less successful in achieving their goal than those who stay offline.

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