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  Leiden University
Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic town of Leiden, which has a total of 118,000 inhabitants.
Moreover, since Leiden is a small town, all the university buildings -which are scattered throughout town- are within walking or cycling distance.
Leiden University (1575) is the oldest university in the Netherlands and has an enrolment of over 16,000 students.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Leiden University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Utrecht University (Universiteit Utrecht in Dutch) is a university in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Universiteit voor Humanistiek, Utrecht, The Netherlands The University for Humanistics (UH) at Utrecht is the youngest university in The Netherlands.
Leiden is also known as one of the places where some of the Pilgrims (as well as some of the first settlers of New Amsterdam) [1] [2] lived for a time in the early 17th century before their departure to the New World [3].
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 Leiden University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leiden University, located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands.
It is traditionally said that the citizens of Leiden were offered the choice between a university and a certain exemption from taxes, and that the citizens believed that a tax law could be rescinded, whereas the great universities of Europe had survived for many centuries.
The anatomical and pathological laboratories of the university are modern, and the museums of geology and mineralogy have been restored.
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 Leiden University Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the time the university was founded, it was immediately determined that a library in the vicinity of lecture halls was an absolute necessity.
The Oriental Collections of Leiden University Library are known as the Legatum Warnerianum (Warner's Legacy), referring to Levinus Warner (1619-1665), envoy to the Sublime Porte at Constantinople, whose collection of 1,000 Middle Eastern manuscripts forms the core of the present-day Oriental Collections.
The institute was named after Josephus Justus Scaliger (1540-1609), Leiden's most renowned scholar during the early years of her existence and a great benefactor of the University Library through the donation, at his death, of his exceptional collection of manuscripts and all his oriental books.
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leiden University is the oldest university in The Netherlands.
In 1633, Leiden University established an observatory to accommodate the so-called quadrant of Snellius (the Dutch scientist best known for his laws of refraction).
Already in the late 19th and early 20th century Leiden was an exciting place to work, in the vicinity of many famous physicists, such as H.A. Lorentz, P.
www.strw.leidenuniv.nl /outreach/history.php?node=76   (553 words)

  
 University of Leiden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leiden University in the city of Leiden, is the oldest still existing and most famous university in the Netherlands.
It is a member of the Coimbra Group, the Europaeum and the League of European Research Universities.The university was founded in 1575 by Prince William of Orange, leader of the Dutch revolt in the Eighty Years' War.
Among other leading professors are, professor of astronomy at Leiden Observatory, professor of transplantation biology and, professor of clinical epidemiology.
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 Central Washington University - Study Abroad & Exchange Programs: Leiden University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leiden is a picturesque town close to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague.
Leiden University is known for the high quality of the education and research facilities provided.
Leiden-the site of a medieval university and the point of departure for the pilgrims that first settled America-and its neighboring cities are rich in art treasures and manuscripts documenting this inheritance.
www.cwu.edu /~studyabroad/europe/Netherlands/ISEPLeidenU.html   (1265 words)

  
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During the first semester, at Leiden, students study the history and culture of Europe in general and the Netherlands in particular, explore contemporary Dutch and European society and attend an introductory session on South Africa.
Utrecht University's Utrecht University College, an international honors college at the undergraduate level, is open to a limited number of ISEP students with excellent academic results (see internet for the program in English, separate admittance procedure).
Most university buildings are part of the modern Uithof complex on the outskirts of the city; the Arts and Law faculties and the administrative offices are in historic buildings in the old town.
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 Leiden University Library: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leiden (in english also, but now rarely, leyden) is a city and municipality in south holland, the netherlands....
Holland is the common name in english referring to the kingdom of the netherlands (or exclusively its european part)--although this is incorrect from a dutch perspec...
Classics, particularly within the western university tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other...
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 Introduction to Leiden University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Accordingly, Leiden University is aiming for an internationally recognised position as a top-ranking research-intensive university within the European Higher Education and Research Areas.
Leiden University already has a top position in a great many fields, including natural sciences, life sciences (the so-called Red Biotech), medicine, arts, social and behavioural sciences, international law, astronomy and non-Western languages.
Leiden University is one of the founders of LERU.
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 Leiden University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The University of Leiden in the city of Leiden, is the oldest stillexisting university in the Netherlands.
The university was founded in 1575 by Prince William of Orange, leader of the Dutch revolt in the Eighty Years' War, as a reward for the heroic defence of the previous year against Spanish attacks, thetradition being that the citizens were offered the choice between a university and a certain exemption from taxes.
Originally located in the convent of St Barbara, the university was removed in 1581 to the convent of the White Nuns, the siteof which it still occupies, though that building was destroyed in 1616.
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 European Union Law and Economics at LEIDEN - University of Connecticut School of Law
Leiden grades our students on a scale of one to ten, with six being the lowest passing grade.
Leiden played a key role in the Eighty Years War of the 16th century when the Dutch won their independence from Spanish rule.
Leiden University's many student clubs make finding Dutch activities, be they athletic, social or cultural, quite easy.
www.law.uconn.edu /academics/abroad/leiden.htm   (1620 words)

  
 Leiden University
Leiden University is the oldest university in The Netherlands, founded in 1575 by Prince William of Orange.
Leiden is 8 miles from the coast and less than 30 miles from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
The center of the city is a mix of canals, 18th Century architecture, university facilities and student pubs and cafes, imparting a college-town feel with a unique historical quality.
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Leiden's medieval name was Leithon, and it was governed until 1420 by burgraves, the representatives of the courts of Holland.
Of the numerous churches Leiden counts the chief are the Hooglandsche Kerk, or the church of St Pancras, built in the 15th century, containing the monument of Pieter Adriaanszoon van der Werff, and the Pieterskerk (church of St Peter(1315) with monuments to Scaliger, Boerhaave and other famous scholars.
Among the institutions connected with the university are the national institution for East Indian languages, ethnology and geography; the botanical gardens, founded in 1587; the observatory (1860); the museum of antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden); and the ethnographical museum, of which P.
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 STCL - Study Abroad Program
The Leiden University School of Law is the largest law school in The Netherlands, with approximately 5,000 law students enrolled in the various undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs offered by the law school.
Students attending a semester in Leiden from one of the participating schools will pay tuition and fees, if any, to their home institution on the same basis as though they were enrolled at the home institution.
You can apply to become a guest student at the University of Leiden if you have completed at least 30 semester credits and you are in good standing as determined by your home school standards.
www.stcl.edu /study-abroad/leiden.htm   (1408 words)

  
 Introduction - Internationalisation at Leiden University
The UNI is a consultative structure for Leiden University staff in which key themes for internationalisation are discussed at different levels of the University.
Internationalisation is one of the prime objectives of the University.
Leiden University welcomes talented international students into its study and research programmes.
www.leiden.edu /internationalisation   (151 words)

  
 University of leiden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Ex Libris - News details
LEIDEN, the Netherlands, January 6, 2003--The Leiden University Library has awarded Ex Libris a contract for the licensing, implementation, and support of DigiTool, the company’s digital-asset management system.
DigiTool was first installed at the University of Maryland and, more recently, at Brandeis University, the University of Iowa, and Boston College, all in the United States; and at Curtin University, in Australia.
Leiden University, the oldest Dutch university, was founded in 1575.
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 Disclaimer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While Leiden University will do its utmost to keep the content of this website accurate and reliable, Leiden University cannot guarantee the accuracy, validity or reliability of the content.
Leiden University makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other websites which you may access from this website.
Leiden University has no control over the content of these websites and cannot guarantee the reliability or accuracy of any information linked externally.
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 LERU Kids' University English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) was founded in 2002 as an association of twelve research-intensive universities sharing the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
For 2005 the Universities of LERU have organized different experiences in Physics and Astronomy, aimed to stimulate the kids'curiosity and to raise the passion for scientific research.
Universiteit Leiden participates by means od the Science Day, an exciting day filled with science at every faculty and even within its musea.
www.wetenschapsdag.leidenuniv.nl /index.php3?m=20&c=29   (498 words)

  
 Leiden, University of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LEIDEN, UNIVERSITY OF [Leiden, University of] at Leiden, the Netherlands; founded 1575 by William the Silent, Prince of Orange.
Bruker Daltonics and Leiden University Medical Center Announce Biomarker Discovery and Clinical Proteomics Collaboration.
Leiden University Researchers Show That XOMA's rBPI21 May be Useful for Treating Children With Stubborn Middle Ear Inflammation.
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ADOC is a research center that initiates research into the effects of relinquishing children for adoption, adopting a child, being adopted and foster care (if related to adoption) on the lives of the adoption triangle (the birthparents, the adoptive parents and the adoptees).
The Chair for Adoption Studies was also established at Leiden University in 2000.
ADOC maintains contacts with researchers at different universities and organizations, all of whom are involved in the field of the adoption triangle and adoption-related foster care, which facilitates the initiation of research.
www.adoptionresearch.nl /index.php3?m=7&c=5&garb=0.1806223896919536   (579 words)

  
 Libraries and reading rooms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The aim of the Scaliger Institute is to stimulate and facilitate the use of the Special Collections of Leiden University Library in both teaching and research.
The Special Collections of Leiden University Library are renowned for their great diversity in the fields of Western and non-Western manuscripts, printed books, maps, and atlases.
Furthermore, the University Library holds the university archives, the university printroom and the libraries of various institutions such as the Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde (Society of Dutch Literature) and the Bibliothèque Wallonne.
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 Program Symposium
Zuyderhoudt (Leiden University, CNWS): Plants of the Plain Indians.
Vandebroek (Leiden University): Historical perspectives on the medicinal plants in the Bolivian Andes and Amazon.
Beukers (Leiden University): Japanese plant collections in the context of early nineteenth century medicine.
www.plantsinhealthandculture.nl /plantsinhealthandculture/ProgramSymposium.html   (615 words)

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