Unfortunately, the PhD Workshop on 24 March is cancelled in order to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. You can no longer register for this event or make appointments with our delegates.
Leiden University is represented by Professor Arnold Tukker, an internationally known sustainability expert, and the Scientific director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at the Faculty of Sciences at Leiden University, Netherlands, and also chair of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (LDE-CfS).
Contact him at:
+31 71 5275632
CML recruits each year 15-20 PhD students, the Faculty of Sciences over 150. About half of them are research assistant PhDs on projects recruited via an open, competitive procedure, and half of them do their PhD supported by scholarships of e.g. Indonesian, Chinese, Columbian and Mexican government. While we can give information on other possibilities in Leiden, during the meetings in Bogotá and Mexico DF priority will be given to interviews with students that fit with CML or LDE CfS.
CML: subjects in the fields of Industrial Ecology and Environmental biology
LDE-CfS: sustainable design, sustainable business models, transition governance, with a particular focus on cities, industrial production, and the horticulture sector
Leiden is a historic, vibrant student town of about 150.000 people just 20 minutes by train from Schiphol Amsterdam airport, close to the beach, and close to the world-famous tulip fields. The total number of PhD students in Leiden is over 2500, close to 50% international. Our international office and institute support staff helps with applications for residence permits, finding relevant accommodation, and registration in the Graduate school. Next to on-the-job training in research, all PhD students are offered courses in transferable skills, academic writing, and career counselling. Leiden’s motto is ‘Presidium Libertatis’ (Bastion of Liberty), reflecting our belief in liberty, diversity, freedom of speech, and international collaboration. Especially at CML we believe in creating a micro-cosmos of different nationalities, since sustainability problems only can be solved in an international context. We have an active international PhD community that with support of CML organizes social activities on a regular basis.