Leiden University is in 52nd place in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015, making it the highest-scoring Dutch University. Last year Leiden was in 53rd place. There are six Dutch universities and 37 European universities in the top 100.
The Dean of the Graduate School invites you to attend the next Food for Thought on Thursday 4 June. It is hoped this meeting will see a fruitful interdisciplinary interaction. CWTS' presenters Paul Wouters, Ludo Waltman and Sarah de Rijcke will discuss the background of the Leiden Manifesto and will engage in exploring how research evaluation may develop, especially in the social and behavioural sciences. The meeting is chaired by prof. Paul Wouters.
What is federalism; what are the implications of decentralisation? Do federalism and decentralisation contribute to democratisation, governance, and diversity? Virtually all African countries south of the Sahara are now either federal or decentralised—but how do their systems of governance perform? These questions will be addressed in the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) 'Federalism & Decentralisation: Evaluating Africa's Track Record'. Enrollment for this free course is open; the MOOC starts on 8 June 2015 and will run for six weeks.