Leiden, Delft and Erasmus strengthen cooperation
Leiden-Delft-Erasmus, the strategic alliance of the three universities in the province of South Holland (Zuid Holland), are to build further on their successful cooperation. In the coming years, four social themes will guide their joint research and education: Healthy Society, Sustainable Society, Digital Society and Inclusive Society. Topics of concern to the metropolitan area around Rotterdam and The Hague will serve as a source of inspiration.
Strategy until 2014
The choices made for the period up to 2014 are described in the new Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Strategy. There are various plans to expand the collaboration. In the course of 2019, a research programme on Port City and Regions Futures will start, as well as an LDE Centre on Governance of Migration & Diversity. In addition, opportunities for further collaboration in the areas of Space for Science & Society and Safety & Security are being explored.
Students will also benefit from the more intensive cooperation between Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The study programmes conducted by each of the universities were already partly accessible to students from all three universities; in addition, the number of jointly organised degree programmes and minors is also growing. The offering will be further expanded with a new LDE minor in the field of big data and cities.
More information on the LDE alliance can be found on the website https://www.leiden-delft-erasmus.nl/en/home, or in the summer edition of the LDE magazine, that also features an interview with postdoctoral researcher Zhanar Abil (Bionanoscience, TU Delft), who is researching the origins of life.