Leiden University

Leiden University (Dutch: Universiteit Leiden), located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years' War. The royal Dutch House of Orange-Nassau and Leiden University still have a close relationship. The Queens Juliana and Beatrix and crown-prince Willem-Alexander studied at Leiden University. In 2005 Queen Beatrix received a rare honorary degree from Leiden University. Leiden University has six faculties, over 50 departments and more than 150 undergraduate programmes and enjoys an outstanding international reputation. Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Leiden University as the 65th best university worldwide. Times Higher Education World University Rankings consistently rank Leiden University as the best university in Continental Europe for Arts and Humanities. The University is associated with at least sixteen recipients of the Nobel Prize. The university is a member of the distinguished Coimbra Group, the Europaeum and the League of European Research Universities.

Address
Rapenburg 70, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Website
http://www.leiden.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiden_University
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Energy & Green Tech

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How much energy and greenhouse gas emissions can Dutch homes save? Xining Yang uses Leiden as an example and shows with his research how enormous the impact can be. At least, if we work harder on becoming more sustainable. ...

Robotics

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Recent trends in healthcare innovation have reflected a drastic increase in the autonomy levels of surgical robots. Despite the many clear benefits of promoting constant innovation in the field of healthcare robotics, its ...

Computer Sciences

Algorithms combat environmental pollution from ships

Algorithms can help with the prevention of air pollution and ships sinking in the sea. A team of Leiden University researchers have worked together with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to look into ...

Machine learning & AI

Q&A: How to make AI systems learn better

Artificial intelligence systems are smart. They can recognize patterns better than humans, for example. Yet humans are still very much needed. How can you better steer those AI systems? LIACS lecturer Jan van Rijn wrote a ...

Computer Sciences

Affective computing meets EU data protection law

Affective computing (AC and sometimes called "Emotional AI') provides opportunities to automatically process emotional data. However, is EU data protection law fit for purpose when it is applied to such AC approaches?

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