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For staff only

Learn about global opportunities, collaboration with partner institutions and how to use existing university networks

  1. Kick-off event: International Experience Week 
    ​​Join us for the opening of the International Experience Week! Inspiring speakers will kickstart the event by telling you about their experience with internationalisation. Enjoy a drink whilst making the most of this opportunity to connect with peers, colleagues and other people from the world of academia. 
    • Intended for: All students and staff
    • Date/time: Monday 9 October 17:30 - 19:15
    • Location: KOG building – Restaurant
  2. Grants for Education and Research
    • Intended for: Staff
    • Date/time: Thursday 12 October 19:00-20:00
    • Location: KOG B0.41
    • Speakers: Kathelijne Smits & Ivo Bles
    • Details: : Are you interested in applying for a grant to boost your international career? There are several grants available in both education and research that foster international cooperation. This session gives you an overview of your opportunities. And of course, you will be able to ask all questions you might have.
    • This presentation is also available to download.
  3. International cooperation projects: Get inspired!
    • Intended for: Staff
    • Date/time: Friday 13 October 18:00-19:00
    • Location: KOG B0.41
    • Speakers: Kathelijne Smits & Ivo Bles
    • Details: Are you interested in international cooperation? The so-called Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility or ICM programme offers a great opportunity to realise your international ambition. It allows you to organise exchanges for students and staff with universities outside of Europe. During this inspiration session, multiple projects will be showcased and you will have the chance to meet former and current ICM applicants.This session is followed by a networking “borrel”.
  4. Internationalising your career: Your road to success
    • Intended for: Staff
    • Date/time: Thursday 12 October 17:00-18:00
    • Location: KOG B0.41
    • Speakers: International Relations
    • Details: In our globalising world, intercultural and international skills are becoming more and more essential. How can internationalisation help you further your (academic) career? What are your options for going abroad for work? What skills will you gain through international mobility? These and more questions will be answered during this session.
  5. Leiden Internationalisation Agenda 2027
    • Intended for: Staff
    • Date/time: Monday 9 October 19:00-20:00
    • Location: KOG B0.41
    • Speakers: Wessel Meijer
    • Details: At this very moment an all-faculty team of international policy advisors is composing a multi-year plan on the internationalisation of the university, provisionally dubbed the Leiden Internationalisation Agenda 2027. Based on the university’s Strategic Plan and building on recent developments, university-wide  ambitions will be formulated on a large diversity of themes, like language policy, strategic partnerships, global engagement, the global classroom, sustainable international travel and a lot more. Each ambition will be translated into tangible targets and concrete actions, to promote the implementation in the coming years. This session will briefly explain who is involved in the development of this big plan, and how we proceed. We will explain the state of affairs, where do we stand at the moment. The Internationalisation Agenda is due to be decided upon at end of this year. The process of writing is in full speed, but as we speak hardly any decision has been made. This is the perfect time for you to help the university to develop this important implementation plan that will affect anyone engaged in international education and research. You will meet some of its authors, representing each faculty. During the session we encourage you to provide input on what should be included. Although no guarantees can be given that each input will be included, all constructive ideas will be considered seriously.
  6. Cooperating with China: what are the perks and the precautions?
    • Intended for: Staff
    • Date/time: Wednesday 11 October 12:00-13:00
    • Location: Online
    • Speakers: Leiden University China Coordinator
    • Details: Cooperating with China: what are the perks and the precautions? China has numerous high ranking universities and world class research institutes. What are China's strengths? What support is there to strengthen cooperation with China? And what do you absolutely need to know about Chinese laws and policies? And what do you need to know about the China Scholarship Council? A first introduction to cooperation in education and science from the Leiden University China coordinator.
  7. Why Latin America?
    • Intended for: Staff
    • Date/time: Tuesday 10 October 18:30-20:30
    • Location: KOG B0.41
    • Speakers: Regional Coordinator Latin America
    • Details: Latin America’s academic environment has diversified and expended exponentially in the last years offering interesting opportunities for cooperation across all scientific fields. Combined with their social responsibility mission and closely connected to their communities, Latin American universities are very interesting partners in both research and education. Leiden University has a long-standing relation with various universities in the region, collaborating in different fields and through different types of programs. Beyond the region’s relevance in many of today’s challenges, working together with Latin American partners ensures dynamic, innovative, and diverse set up.
      If you want to know more about ongoing initiatives, policy updates and available European and Latin American funding for joint cooperation, join us on for this session. This session is followed by a networking “borrel”.
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