Alumni Newsletter February 2020
Universiteit Leiden

Alumni News

February 2020

Plantsoen, Leiden

What can Leiden learn from Oxford?

Kersti Börjars studied English language and literature in Leiden. She became a professor and now she is Master of the largest college at the University of Oxford: St Catherine’s College. What does she think about Oxford? And what about Brexit and other typically British phenomena such as Inspector Morse?

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What can Leiden learn from Oxford?

Inspiring the next generation to look at the stars

Astronomy professors Tim de Zeeuw and Ewine van Dishoeck have set up a Named Fund to stimulate young talent in science, both at Leiden University and in the Netherlands Antilles.

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Virtual reality

When will there be a coronavirus vaccine?

The genetic code of the new coronavirus has been found: it is closely related to the SARS virus from 2003. Professor of Molecular Virology, Eric Snijder, has spent years researching coronaviruses. ‘It’s still unclear whether this new virus is more or less dangerous than SARS.’

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Document Rembrandt

Join the Alumni Gathering in Jakarta

This year the Indonesian alumni association IKALI is organizing the second Leiden Calling event, and all alumni are invited to grab lunch together while enjoying perfomances by fellow alumni and participate in a sharing session.
Please join on 14 March!

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Alumni Gathering Jakarta

Meet alumni around the world

Alumni event in Jakarta 'Leiden Calling'
  14 March - Jakarta

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