In honour of the celebration of Sinterklaas the Pieter de la Court building closes at 4 pm on Friday 5 December.
Are you considering to obtain a Masters degree at one of Europe's best universities? Would you like to deepen your knowledge about politics and enhance your academic skills? Are you interested in what Leiden University’s Master in Political Science has to offer? Come and visit us, on Tuesday 9 and/or Thursday 11 December 2014!
The deadlines for registering for our Master programmes have been advanced. This affects all prospective MSc students, including Leiden University BSc's. If you intend to enroll in one of our Master programmes in February or September, please refer to the application flyer to find out which deadlines apply.
Please note that you will not be able to access uSis from 9 pm on Wednesday 19 November until 10 am on Monday 24 November, due to a new release.
With his thesis 'The Calculus of Ethnicity' Oliver Hecquer has won the Master Thesis Prize 2014. The jury was unanimous in its appraisal of Oliver's theoretical and methodological approach. The research is both 'original' and 'intriguing'. In addition, the thesis is written 'with flair, and [seemingly!] without effort'.
Imagine Kant and Marx walking into a bar, and... In the world of political philosophy, this is not an unthinkable scenario. In fact, Kant and Marx will meet one another in Leiden, as well as various other (political) philosophers and students, during the 7th Disputationes Quadrangulae on 19 December 2014.
On the occasion of the publication of the book European integration and consensus politics in the Low Countries a lunch conference is organised and hosted by the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU in Brussels on Friday 17 October 2014. The book is edited by Hans Vollaard (Leiden University), Jan Beyers (Antwerp University), and Patrick Dumont (Université du Luxembourg).
Would you like to know what the master programmes of the Institute of Political Science have to offer? Visit the Master Day on Friday 10 October 2014 to find out.
Interested in political and moral philosophy? This Autumn and Winter, Leiden University's Centre for Political Philosophy (CPP) is hosting several events which will be worth your wile.
Again, political science in Leiden ranks high. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 , Leiden takes the 34th position worldwide in 'Politics & International Studies'. Among European universities, Leiden is placed 6th in this field. In the Netherlands, Leiden achieves the highest score of all political science institutes.
Professor Rudy Andeweg has been elected Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) for 2015-2018. The ECPR is the professional association for political science in Europe.
Dr. Danielle Stockmann (Political Science) discussed Authoritarianism 2.0. The meeting was chaired by prof. Ingrid Biezen.
In brief, the regulations entail that students must register for each exam using uSis. Registration is only possible during the registration period, and it is not possible to register late.
Dr. Wouter Veenendaal has won the 2014 'Jaarprijs Politicologie' (annual political science thesis prize) for his PhD dissertation 'Politics and Democracy in Microstates. A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Size on Contestation and Inclusiveness'.
Henceforth, all correspondence with the Exam Committee of the Institute of Political Science should be addressed to the secretary of the committee.
Political Science at Leiden University is in an impressive 34th position in the QS World University Rankings that were published on 26 February. In 2012 it was in the top 100, while in 2013 Political Science already climbed to the 35th place.
The new colloquia of the Centre for Political Philosophy (CPP) will start in February. The CPP aims to be an interdisciplinary platform for political thought, bringing together all those with active interests in the field at Leiden University. The CPP is an initiative of the Institute for Philosophy and the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University.
Prof. Madeleine Hosli has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam for her research project Explaining and Understanding Processes of European Integration (EUPEI). The winning project is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Program.
In a video lecture on European disintegration, political scientist Hans Vollaard discusses the question of how the European Union might fall apart. The video lecture is part of the Virtual Exchange Program Perspectives on the Euro(pean) crisis for master's students from eight European universities in inter alia Leiden, Osnabrück, Padova, Tartu and Thessaloniki.
As of 21 October 2013, the email address of the Educational Committees of Political Science has changed. Instead of a general email adress for all educational committees, each individual educational committee now has its own unique email address.