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.

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Rapenburg 70, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Website
http://www.leiden.edu/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiden_University

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App helps doctors find the right dose of COVID-19 medications

Leiden researchers have developed an app that doctors can use to more easily determine the right dosage of medication for coronavirus patients. At the moment, doctors are prescribing many existing kinds of medication to patients. ...

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Do medicines arrive in the right amount at the right spot in our brain? By making a model that depicts our brain in small "brain blocks," Ph.D. student Esmée Vendel tries to find an answer to this question. She made a mathematical ...

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