13 search results for “alumni in the spotlight” in the Student website
International Studies helped Nassim Abba broaden his horizon: ‘Everyone brings their own outlook with them’
Nassim was in the first cohort of students who began the bachelor’s programme in International Studies in 2012. His foreign classmates changed his outlook on the world. He now advises managers and civil servants on issues in higher education and internationalisation. His international perspective helps…
Non-standard career path: from studying Japanese to making offices greener
The Linked In profile of alumnus Arne Driessen describes him as a ‘serial entrepreneur’. After studying Japanese he ended up working for a translation agency, after which he founded his own online marketing company, which he later sold to enable him to do something different again: making offices more…
Out into the world, camera in hand: Tulasi Das became a filmmaker
Leiden alumna Tulasi Das moved to England to pursue a career in film, was accepted onto the BBC Trainee Scheme and now works in London as a researcher on historical documentaries. “I still can’t believe I get to do such cool work.”
A PhD at 20
Philosopher Stefan Buijsman obtained his doctorate this year at the age of 20 at the University of Stockholm, making him the youngest PhD in Sweden. He was already taking lectures in Astronomy in Leiden when he was 12, and at 15 he started a degree programme in Information Technology. 'The first reaction…
Good-natured twins on the secret jungles in the city
In Dutch TV programme Early Birds, Marvin and Kevin Groen (26) showed viewers areas of nature in the city that often go unnoticed. These good-natured brothers - twins, in fact - were a big hit with the viewers. How much influence do they have on one another's studies and work?
When Will We Realise We Are All in the Same Boat?
Part One: Casting off, Amsterdam
Four pressured months trying to solve society’s woes
In the National Think Tank, 20 young academics spend four months mulling over a solution to a societal problem. Two Leiden alumni tell us more.
Alumnus Chris Colijn on his traineeship at a think tank, his master’s degree and advice for other graduates
What does life look like after International Studies? For Chris Colijn who graduated in 2018, it involves working on his master’s in Russian and Eurasian Studies, in combination with a bustling traineeship for “Raam of Rusland”, a think tank, focusing on Russian and Ukrainian politics, economy and culture.…
Following the Journey: When Will We Realise We Are All in the Same Boat?
Part Two: Land Ahoy! Casa Blanca
How a very international archaeologist was born
From mandrill teeth to the microstructure of bones: archaeology alumna Simone Lemmers (31) is determined to reveal the past by studying old remains. Her curiosity has led to a very international career, also in the UK, where she witnessed the Brexit referendum.
A Change of Course: When Will We Realise We Are All In The Same Boat
Part Three: A Change of Course
Faces of Leiden University College The Hague
Twenty-two year old student of Leiden University College The Hague, Sara Kemppainen on her role as European Union Delegate at the G(irls)20 Summit, founder of WIL, UWC Alumni, Summit Coordinator and Bachelor student committed to bringing human welfare to the center of tech policy.
Inspire the Students: Crossing Borders
On September 28th, LUC alumni and students gathered at the second annual edition of Inspire the Students. The event’s theme, ‘Crossing Borders’, consisted of a lecture from keynote speakers, a warm networking reception and break-out sessions. The discussion on life after LUC proved to be fruitful and…