“You should finish your studies. I didn’t and look where it got me. You can still be Mayor of Den Haag.” These are not the words you would expect Mr Aartsen, Mayor of Den Haag, to use at the closing of the inaugural ‘World Class’ Lecture on the 18th of April.
Students rank the overall learning experience in Leiden and the English of Leiden academics as the best in the Netherlands, according to the latest International Student Barometer. ‘Another excellent result. It confirms we are on the right track,’ commented Vice-Rector Simone Buitendijk.
Together with four other Dutch Universities Leiden University is included in the Top 100 of the Reputation Rankings of Times Higher Education Magazine. Leiden is the only one of the five universities to have performed better than last year.