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Leiden University CoLLege the <strong>hagUe</strong><br />

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2012 - 2013<br />

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WeLCome from the dean<br />

Dear Students,<br />

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July 2012<br />

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun … or when you’re so busy that you don’t<br />

have time to notice anything other than what you’re doing? It hardly seems possible<br />

that I’m writing this note to introduce the third year of Leiden University<br />

College; I can recall very clearly being asked to write something for the first<br />

student handbook, and I can remember the sudden shock of being asked to write<br />

for the second. On those occasions, I was embroiled in thoughts about what <strong>LUC</strong><br />

would become, about its promise and about the potentials of our new students<br />

to make our college into something truly special. And now I find myself looking<br />

back on all the incredible accomplishments of the last couple of years: the<br />

students and staff of <strong>LUC</strong> have worked astonishingly hard and given so much of<br />

themselves for this adventure. <strong>The</strong>y’ve all been so busy and having so much fun<br />

that I can imagine they’ve hardly noticed the passage of time at all. And yet here<br />

we sit at a moment of completion; our first cohort of students are now entering<br />

their final year and will be looking forward to becoming <strong>LUC</strong>’s first graduating<br />

class next summer. For them, I’m sure, this realization will come as something<br />

of a shock, as life beyond our little community beckons them out into the world.<br />

Wasn’t it only last week that we cut the ribbons and opened the college at Lange<br />

Voorhout 44?<br />

I’m very proud to be sitting here in the summer of 2012, able to look back at the<br />

growing list of accomplishments at <strong>LUC</strong>. In the last academic year, staff and<br />

students have built on the successes and remedied some of the omissions of the<br />

previous year: Fortuna has gone from strength to strength, reading groups have<br />

flourished, performing arts have bloomed, new courses and even majors have been<br />

developed, involvement with charities has continued. I’m pleased to see how students<br />

still (and increasingly) strive to take responsibility for their own educations,<br />

holding each other and the college officers to account through the Staff Student<br />

Committee. And it has been wonderful to see so many <strong>LUC</strong> students jetting off<br />

around the world for semesters abroad in Asia, Australia, elsewhere in Europe,<br />

and in North America. For the first time, <strong>LUC</strong> ran a number of summer courses<br />

this year, enabling some students to take a field school in Ecuador, others to join<br />

an artistic activism school in New York, and still others to engage in a journalism

programme here in <strong>The</strong> Hague. Students have been busy with internships in companies,<br />

research centres, and public organizations all around the world. <strong>The</strong>y will<br />

bring so much back with them to their friends and colleagues here; I look forward<br />

to seeing some of the impact of these experiences in the new year.<br />

We can all be happy with the academic performance of <strong>LUC</strong> in the last period.<br />

Our rates of study success are (by far) the highest in Leiden University. Academic<br />

staff who come from outside <strong>LUC</strong> to teach here invariably note the high quality<br />

of student engagement, which is evidenced by the commitment and talent<br />

of <strong>LUC</strong> students. But we should not rest on our laurels: there is always more to<br />

learn and more to do, not only to maintain our standards but also to improve<br />

them constantly - we are fortunate and privileged to be in the position we’re in,<br />

and we should not take that for granted. Ambition and talent and opportunity all<br />

combine to place a serious responsibility on the students of <strong>LUC</strong>. As Uncle Ben<br />

once told Peter Parker: with great power comes great responsibility.<br />

Perhaps the most heartening aspect of <strong>LUC</strong> over the last year, however, has been<br />

the way in which our sense of community has developed with such warmth and<br />

collegiality. <strong>LUC</strong> feels more like a large family than a small institution (which also<br />

means that we have irritating uncles, problematic children, and uncomfortable<br />

family dinners). For this reason, I’d like to dedicate the new academic year to the<br />

memory of Philip van Drunen Littel, who was lost to us in March of this year.<br />

Philip’s death hit us hard, but it also showed us how much we mean to each other.<br />

As we face the challenges of the new academic year, and as some of us graduate<br />

from <strong>LUC</strong> and move on to other things, I hope we can all remember how special<br />

this young college has already become and how important we have each been to<br />

making it that way.<br />

As ever,<br />

Chris Goto-Jones<br />

Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

aim and PUrPose of this handbook<br />

This handbook has been written for your convenience and provides information<br />

on all aspects of studying at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. We assume that you will read this<br />

information carefully and that you will learn the contents of this handbook.<br />

Please check the handbook before coming to your tutor or another member of<br />

staff with questions; this may save you both a lot of time.<br />

We start by giving you information on the place of our College within the<br />

structures of Leiden University as well as on the people who work here to make<br />

your education an interesting and stimulating experience. This also includes<br />

information on the various Boards and Councils we have within this institution<br />

and what their specific tasks are. <strong>The</strong>n we move on to the more practical and<br />

specific: the Honour Code and the Academic Rules and Regulations for example,<br />

but also information on books, libraries and student facilities. <strong>The</strong>se chapters<br />

will tell you what is expected of you and what you can expect from the other<br />

members in our college community.<br />

This is the third <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague handbook. As this college develops, information<br />

will change or become obsolete. In those cases we will inform you of course, but<br />

we also hope that you will tell us what is missing or unnecessary. You can contact<br />

the Student Information Desk with these suggestions. We hope this handbook<br />

will help you to settle into <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague and give you some guidance during<br />

your studies here.<br />

This handbook is only a brief introduction to being a student at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague.<br />

If you would like to know more about the <strong>LUC</strong> community or more detail about<br />

the functions & protocols of the various bodies and organs here, we invite you to<br />

visit the Current Students section on our website. <strong>The</strong>se webpages offer you the<br />

basics on living in <strong>The</strong> Hague: health care, shopping, sports, cultural activities and<br />

public transport. We also zoom in on the college building and the student housing:<br />

its facilities for example, and rules to help you live together.<br />

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tabLe of Contents<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> the <strong>hagUe</strong> <strong>ProfiLe</strong><br />

11 Our Mission and Values<br />

14 College Organisation<br />

16 Student Organisation<br />

Who is Who<br />

17 Academic Board<br />

19 Academic Staff - <strong>LUC</strong> Faculty<br />

25 Academic - <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague Research Centre<br />

26 Academic Staff - <strong>LUC</strong> Teaching Fellows<br />

34 Student Affairs Office<br />

36 PR & Marketing Office<br />

38 General Office<br />

aCademiC CaLendar 2012 - 2013<br />

40 Academic Year<br />

41 Schedule in the Semester<br />

42 Important Dates<br />

organisation and ProCedUres<br />

43 Tutorial system<br />

45 Books and Literature<br />

47 Sickness and Absence<br />

47 Examination Results and Transcripts<br />

48 Course Registration<br />

49 Quality Management<br />

50 External Education<br />

aCademiC faCiLities and serviCes<br />

51 Libraries<br />

52 <strong>The</strong> <strong>LUC</strong> Brill-Nijhoff Writing Institute<br />

53 <strong>LUC</strong> ‘Asiascape’ Science & Media Centre<br />

54 <strong>LUC</strong> Research Centre<br />

54 Student Facilities @ Plexus<br />

gUideLines for stUdents<br />

56 What to expect in your first year at <strong>LUC</strong><br />

59 Studying Abroad<br />

59 After University College<br />

aCademiC rULes and regULations<br />

63 <strong>The</strong> Honour Code<br />

66 Academic Rules and Regulations<br />

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<strong>LUC</strong> the <strong>hagUe</strong> <strong>ProfiLe</strong><br />

Our Mission and Values<br />

mission statement<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague is founded on the belief that the efforts of individuals can make a<br />

difference in the world. Its creative and flexible curriculum aims to provide each<br />

student with the best possible route to fulfill their intellectual potential and to<br />

contribute towards resolving the global challenges that we all face today. At <strong>LUC</strong><br />

we aim to recognise excellence and talent within, outside and across the boundaries<br />

of conventional disciplines, believing that students are capable of scholarly<br />

innovation and creative insight. <strong>LUC</strong> seeks to encourage its students towards these<br />

goals by creating a highly fertile, international and cosmopolitan environment for<br />

motivated students and dynamic staff working together in small groups to help<br />

build knowledge for a better world.<br />

internationalisation and Community<br />

It is very fashionable to be ‘international,’ although it is not always clear what<br />

this means. Does it refer to the experience of having been ‘abroad’? Does it mean<br />

that you have been a ‘foreigner’ or that you are somehow conscious of the fact<br />

that you are not? Is it exclusionary, referring to everything that is not from your<br />

homeland? Or is it inclusive and tending towards cosmopolitanism?<br />

At <strong>LUC</strong>, we take the fact that we are an international college seriously. We hope<br />

that the experience of living and working here will help you to find answers to<br />

all of those questions, and we organise our classes and accommodation in order<br />

to facilitate this. You will live together with students from all over the world<br />

(46 different nationalities will be represented this year), experiencing the ways<br />

in which they conduct their lives and studies. You will learn together with them<br />

and an international faculty (our Assistant Professors are from ten different<br />

countries on four continents), who each bring a special wealth and diversity to<br />

our environment.<br />

But our goal is not only to give you a fun and exciting environment (although<br />

that is also our goal). Rather, we believe that these kinds of experiences will be<br />

essential to the formation of Global Citizens, who can really understand what it<br />

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means to live in a diverse world and make sensitive, responsible decisions about<br />

how to make that world better together. And where better to learn these lessons<br />

than here in <strong>The</strong> Hague, surrounded by (and participating in) the institutions<br />

of international order and justice? <strong>The</strong> community of <strong>LUC</strong> begins in the college<br />

buildings, but encompasses the ideals of this famous city.<br />

honours and excellence<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are many BA and BSc programmes in the world, but we believe that <strong>LUC</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Hague offers something unique. Part of what makes us special is our international<br />

profile. However, our values are not only in terms of exploring diversity,<br />

but also in terms of the quality of our explorations. As an Honours College,<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague holds the very highest academic standards for its staff as well as<br />

its students. Every single member of our community has already demonstrated<br />

something special about themselves - something amazing - something that<br />

sets them apart from their peers. You have been selected for a reason. Without<br />

exception, we believe that all of you will graduate from <strong>LUC</strong> as some of the most<br />

sought-after graduates in Europe: you will go on to outstanding graduate programmes<br />

in Europe, the USA or elsewhere; you will become leaders of opinion<br />

and policy, strategy-makers and activists; you will become responsible global<br />

citizens and bring about change in the world around us. Because we believe this,<br />

you are here. Because you are here, you should make this happen.<br />

But excellence is not only about the standards of our students and our staff. <strong>LUC</strong><br />

is also committed to pedagogic excellence and innovation. We believe that our<br />

programmes should be supported by the very best learning technologies and<br />

techniques. We believe in active learning, which gives students space to develop<br />

and explore their own ideas and to challenge the faculty on their views. We believe<br />

in small-group learning and dynamic interaction. We do not believe in dogma.<br />

And finally, because each one of you is unique and special, with such ambitions<br />

for the future and so much to think about now, <strong>LUC</strong> also provides a tutorial<br />

system to support you. Each of you will be assigned a personal tutor, whose task<br />

it is to help ensure that you get the most out of being at <strong>LUC</strong>. All of our tutors<br />

are drawn from our academic faculty - they have all been through top university<br />

programmes and made successful careers for themselves as scholars. At <strong>LUC</strong>,<br />

we believe that all students should have direct access to this kind of support:<br />

your tutor can help you, not necessarily because they are better or smarter or<br />

wiser than you, but because they’ve been through most of this before.<br />

Liberal arts and sciences<br />

For over 435 years, Leiden University has been known as Praesidium Libertatis,<br />

the Bastion of Liberty. From 2010, <strong>LUC</strong> carries this legacy into the twenty-first<br />

century with a firm commitment to the ethos of the liberal arts and sciences.<br />

Most people will tell you that the Liberal Arts is an educational philosophy<br />

rather than a field of knowledge, or that they are concerned with learning how<br />

to think rather than what to think; some people may even juxtapose them with<br />

the vulgar arts and sciences, which teach people useful things.<br />

For us at <strong>LUC</strong>, however, we have a preference for a more modern and critical<br />

sense of the role and nature of the liberal arts and sciences in the contemporary<br />

world. In a ‘commencement speech’ at the graduation ceremony of a Liberal<br />

Arts college in the USA, David Foster Wallace* told a little story that has now<br />

become famous here at <strong>LUC</strong>:<br />

‘<strong>The</strong>re are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet<br />

an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning,<br />

boys. How’s the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then<br />

eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?’<br />

This little story is immediately believable: it’s simple, obvious and seems to be<br />

plausible. But it’s Wallace’s next step that demands our attention: he states very<br />

clearly that educators are not the older fish: instructors are not the ones who<br />

know better, who know about the water, they are just ‘people who went before’.<br />

Indeed, we should be cautious about the frequent claim that a liberal arts education<br />

should not be about ‘teaching things’ but should be about teaching people<br />

‘how to think’. Wallace is cautious about this because (quite rightly) he worries<br />

that this would just be insulting or patronizing to you. And he’s right: we at <strong>LUC</strong><br />

don’t want students who can’t think already. We want the people who wonder<br />

about the water…who notice it’s there. You are here at <strong>LUC</strong> because you are this<br />

type of person already.<br />

* David foster Wallace (1962 - 2008), was an american author and professor. he is most famous for the 1996 novel,<br />

Infinite Jest. <strong>The</strong> quotations here are taken from the commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. it was<br />

re-published in 2009 as This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate<br />

Life.<br />

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For Wallace, and for us, the real point of this story (and of liberal arts and sciences)<br />

is to be critical about our awareness of ourselves and our certainties. He<br />

claims that most of the things he takes for granted or believes automatically in<br />

the world turn out to be wrong or untrue. And that there are many things in the<br />

world (like water for those two fish) that we simply don’t notice, no matter how<br />

essential they may be to our existence, either because we’re not thinking properly<br />

or because they conflict with something else we’re thinking about/interested in.<br />

So, a liberal arts education is not only about learning to think, but also, more<br />

deeply, about learning ‘how to exercise some control over how and what you<br />

think’ about. ‘It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you<br />

pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.’<br />

Freedom is about choice and awareness of choice … choice of how to BE in the<br />

world.<br />

So, liberal arts and sciences at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague is about free-thinking, creative<br />

and critical students who aim to make a difference in the world, be it working in<br />

sexy, high-profile places like the UN, or NATO, or a government, corporation or<br />

university. But, it’s also about living in and contributing to the everyday world<br />

around us in the best way possible. In the words of David Foster Wallace:<br />

‘<strong>The</strong> really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and<br />

discipline, and being able to truly care about other people and to sacrifice for<br />

them over and over in myriad, petty, unsexy ways everyday.’<br />

College Organisation<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague is the international honours college of Leiden University, based<br />

in the Faculty of Campus Den Haag. It is a core part of the university’s honours<br />

college and excellence trajectory. <strong>LUC</strong> is organizationally connected with the<br />

rest of the university in a number of ways: the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> sits on the Honours<br />

Council in Leiden; the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> is advised by <strong>LUC</strong>’s Academic Advisory<br />

Board (which is composed of senior members of the other Faculties in Leiden);<br />

and the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> sits on the Faculty Board of Campus Den Haag.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dean is responsible for the academic leadership of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. He<br />

is assisted in servicing that responsibility by a team of academic and support<br />

staff, and, of course, by the students. As a college, all members of <strong>LUC</strong> share in<br />

responsibility for its success.<br />

In terms of academic management, the Dean chairs <strong>LUC</strong>’s Academic Board,<br />

which comprises the two Directors of Studies (BA and BSc) and a student representative.<br />

This body is responsible for the academic trajectory and strategy of<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> as a whole. <strong>The</strong> Academic Board meets every two weeks.<br />

At the level of general management, the Dean relies on the members of the<br />

Management Meeting, which includes the chairpersons of all committees and<br />

the holders of all institutional budgets. <strong>The</strong> Management Meeting occurs once<br />

every month.<br />

At the level of academic implementation, the management of the college relies<br />

on a series of committees. Matters pertaining to the content and coherence of<br />

<strong>LUC</strong>’s majors and minors are discussed in the Majors & Minors Council, under<br />

the responsibility of the Directors of Studies. For technical questions about the<br />

implementation of <strong>LUC</strong>’s Academic Rules & Regulations and the standardization<br />

of assessment practices, the Examinations Committee is responsible under<br />

the leadership of its chair; the ExCie is not a policy-making body but an implementation<br />

body. For matters related to academic student welfare and tutorial<br />

practice, the Tutorial Council is in charge, under the responsibility of the Senior<br />

Tutor. <strong>The</strong> Staff-Student Committee serves as a formal interface between the<br />

concerns of the faculty and students of <strong>LUC</strong> - it performs evaluations of classes<br />

and the programme as a whole, and its chair is responsible for issuing advice to<br />

the Dean.<br />

In terms of general management there are a cluster of administrative departments,<br />

including the Department of Public Relations & Marketing (headed by the Manager<br />

of PR&M), Department of Office Management (headed by the Officer Manager),<br />

and the Department of Student Affairs (headed by the Directors of Studies).<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are a number of other organs in <strong>LUC</strong>, such as the College Assembly,<br />

which brings together all members of the college at least once per semester<br />

for discussion and information sharing, and some of the committees have<br />

sub-committees. Information on all these bodies and their membership can be<br />

found on our website.<br />

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PR &<br />

Marketing<br />

Management<br />

Meeting<br />

Office<br />

Management<br />

Student<br />

Affairs<br />

Dean<br />

Examinations<br />

Committee<br />

Majors &<br />

Minors Council<br />

Academic<br />

Board<br />

Tutorial<br />

Council<br />

Staff Student<br />

Commitee<br />

Diagram 1. Basic outline of the formal, internal organization of <strong>LUC</strong>. Further details on the<br />

functions, responsibilities and memberships of each body and their sub-committees can be found on<br />

the college web site.<br />

Student Organisation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Student Association, Fortuna, includes all students of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. It is<br />

Dean<br />

supported by College funds on the basis of this membership. <strong>The</strong> membership<br />

has rights, privileges and also responsibilities for the environment and activi-<br />

MT: Dean, Managing Director (MD),<br />

Educational Director (ED)<br />

ties of <strong>LUC</strong>. Basic to these is the right to vote in the elections for formal offices<br />

(Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, BoS: Dean, ED, Academic Faculty, StudentRep,<br />

Council Members), and to propose/<br />

M3: Dean, MD<br />

establish sub-committees to deal with specific issues.<br />

ExC: ED, Faculty, SSC: Students, Faculty<br />

TC: Faculty, ST: MD, Staff<br />

<strong>The</strong> Student Council is the executive of the Association. It is elected each year<br />

for a term of one year. All students It establishes and staff a constitution (with the approval of the<br />

Association members and the Dean). <strong>The</strong> Chair of the Council is responsible to<br />

meet regularly with the Dean. <strong>The</strong> Treasurer is responsible for the Association’s<br />

budget, in collaboration with the heads of any sub-committees, and is responsible<br />

to meet regularly with the Officer Manager of <strong>LUC</strong>. <strong>The</strong> Academic Representative<br />

sits on the Academic Board to represent the Association members.<br />

In principle the Council is responsible for approving and monitoring the activities<br />

of any Sub-Committees that require Association funds. <strong>The</strong>y must establish<br />

a mechanism to ensure that this is done in a fair and representative manner. <strong>The</strong><br />

heads of any such committees are ex officio members of the Council for as long<br />

as their committee exists.<br />

Further details on the composition, mission, and functions of Fortuna can be<br />

found on its website: www.fortuna-luc.nl<br />

Who is Who<br />

Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

Prof. dr. Chris goto-Jones Dean<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.1<br />

email c.goto-jones@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

Chris Goto-Jones is Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague and<br />

Professor of Comparative Philosophy & Political Thought<br />

at Leiden University. He was educated at Cambridge and<br />

then (via Keio University, Tokyo) Oxford University, from<br />

where he received his MPhil and PhD in Politics & International<br />

Relations. He taught at a number of universities in the<br />

UK, including SOAS, Oxford and Nottingham, before<br />

coming to Leiden, where he held the chair in Modern Japan Studies before<br />

being called to <strong>LUC</strong>. His research is concerned with modern political and<br />

ethical thought, particularly as found in Japan & East Asia, but also with<br />

finding ways to disrupt the ethnocentricism of conventional academic disciplines<br />

that tend to marginalise or ignore these kinds of non-European traditions of<br />

thought. In 2009 Chris received the VICI award from the NWO (Netherlands<br />

Organisation for Scientific Research).<br />

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Directors of Studies<br />

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Name Dr. Cissie Fu Director of Studies (BA)<br />

Office <strong>The</strong> Bridge, Room B2<br />

email c.fu@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

BiOgraPhy Cissie Fu is Director of Studies, with a focus on the BA programme,<br />

and Assistant Professor of Political <strong>The</strong>ory at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. After an AB<br />

in Government and Philosophy at Harvard University, she explored public<br />

interest law in Washington DC before moving to the University of Oxford<br />

for an MSt in Women’s Studies, an MSc in Political Research and Methodology,<br />

and a DPhil in Politics and International Relations. She taught political<br />

thought, jurisprudence, and ethics at Oxford and University College London<br />

prior to her arrival at <strong>LUC</strong>, where she engages in research-led teaching at the<br />

nexus of politics, performance, and philosophy.<br />

Name Dr. Paul Hudson Director of Studies (BSc) and Senior Tutor<br />

Office <strong>The</strong> Bridge, Room A2<br />

email p.f.hudson@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

BiOgraPhy Paul Hudson is Director of Studies, with a focus on the BSc programme, and<br />

Associate Professor of Physical Geography at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. Paul joins <strong>LUC</strong><br />

after fourteen years at the University of Texas at Austin and after two years at<br />

Amsterdam University College (UvA). His scholarly interests are within fluvial<br />

geomorphology and environmental change, particularly along large flood prone<br />

coastal plain rivers. His research utilizes a field based approach augmented<br />

with GISc mapping and satellite remote sensing technologies. He has projects<br />

in Northern Europe, Mexico, Texas, and along the Lower Mississippi River in<br />

Louisiana, with funding from the US National Science Foundation and Fulbright.<br />

At <strong>LUC</strong> he teaches Sustainable Earth, Water Resources and Hydrology, and Field<br />

Methods.<br />

Academic Staff - <strong>LUC</strong> faculty<br />

Name Dr. Laurens van Apeldoorn<br />

Office Coach House, Room 1.2<br />

email l.c.j.van.apeldoorn@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9335<br />

academic exPertise Political <strong>The</strong>ory<br />

cOurses History and Philosophy of the Rule of Law • Introduction to Political Philosophy •<br />

Thinking About Politics: Political <strong>The</strong>ory • Global Challenges 3: Justice<br />

BiOgraPhy Laurens van Apeldoorn is Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Tutor at<br />

Leiden University College. He studied at the University of Amsterdam,<br />

the University of Edinburgh and London School of Economics before obtaining<br />

a DPhil degree in Political <strong>The</strong>ory at the University of Oxford (2011).<br />

His research interests include early modern political thought, in particular<br />

the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, and contemporary political theory.<br />

Name Dr. Thomas Bundschuh<br />

Office Coach House, Room 1.1<br />

email t.u.bundschuh@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9538<br />

academic exPertise International Law, Human Rights, Transitional Justice<br />

cOurses International Human Rights • Foundations of Justice<br />

BiOgraPhy Thomas Bundschuh is Assistant Professor of International Law and Tutor.<br />

His research focuses on Transitional Justice and International Human Rights.<br />

He was awarded his PhD in International Law based on his research at the<br />

Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He holds an<br />

LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, England.<br />

He obtained two law degrees qualifying him as a lawyer in Germany where he<br />

practiced for several years in a private law firm. Thomas has been engaged in<br />

humanitarian and human rights work in conflicted and post-conflict societies. He<br />

worked with Sudanese refugees under the UNHCR umbrella in Northern Uganda.<br />

On behalf of Human Rights Watch (New York) and the Fédération Internationale<br />

des Ligues des Droits de l´Homme (Paris), he researched the 1994 genocide in<br />

Rwanda and was coordinator of the field team in Butare. Thomas teaches International<br />

Human Rights and courses related to the Global Justice major.<br />

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20 Who is Who<br />

Name Dr. Veronica Davidov<br />

Office <strong>The</strong> Bridge, Room C2<br />

email v.m.davidov@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9352<br />

academic exPertise Anthropology, Globalization, Sustainable Development, Environmental<br />

Sovereignty, Ecological Justice, Cultural Production<br />

cOurses Representations of Culture • Qualitative Research Methods • Political Ecology<br />

• Introduction to Area Studies<br />

BiOgraPhy Veronica Davidov is a cultural anthropologist studying social, political, and<br />

cultural processes involved in human-nature relationships. She is especially<br />

interested in studying how natural resources are constructed and contested,<br />

and the impact of commodifying nature on indigenous groups. Her primary<br />

research sites are Ecuador and Northern Russia, although the comparative<br />

aspect of her research takes her to other places as well. She grew up in the<br />

former Soviet Union, studied and lived in the United States for many years,<br />

and has been living and working in the Netherlands since 2008. She is an<br />

Assistant Professor in Anthropology and a Tutor.<br />

Name Dr. Patsy Haccou<br />

Office Coach House, Room 2.1<br />

email p.haccou@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 071 527 7476<br />

academic exPertise Mathematical Biology, Statistical Methods for Ethological Data<br />

cOurses Sustainable Resource Management • Mathematical Modelling Fundamentals<br />

Structures and Dynamics of Ecological Systems • Numeracy<br />

BiOgraPhy Patsy Haccou obtained a PhD in mathematical biology in 1987 and is Assistant<br />

Professor of Mathematical Biology at <strong>LUC</strong>. She performed postdoctoral research at<br />

several internationally renowned universities in the UK, US, and Japan. Until 2009<br />

she was leader of the section <strong>The</strong>oretical Biology at the Institute of Biology Leiden.<br />

She then moved to the Institute of Environmental Sciences, where she studied<br />

ecological processes with dynamic probability models. She joined <strong>LUC</strong> in 2010 to<br />

teach mathematics and mathematical modelling in the context of global challenges,<br />

and coordinates the Sustainability major.<br />

Name Dr. Sarah Hinman<br />

Office Coach House, Room 1.2<br />

email s.e.hinman@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9327<br />

academic exPertise Human Geography, Geographical Information Systems & Cartography,<br />

Public Health & Medical Geography, Urban-Environment Interaction<br />

cOurses Academic Writing • World Regional Geography • Designing Academic Inquiry<br />

• Principles of Public Health<br />

BiOgraPhy Sarah E. Hinman is a broadly trained human geographer with research and<br />

teachings interests meeting at the intersection of geographic information<br />

systems, urban sustainability, and public health. Her current research draws on<br />

her passion for digital mapping and visualization through the development of<br />

three-dimensional digital models of urban land uses. She received a Ph.D. from<br />

Louisiana State University in 2007 with degrees from Ohio University (M.A) and<br />

Mary Washington College (B.A.) as well. At <strong>LUC</strong> she will be offering courses in<br />

world regional geography, public health, and designing academic inquiry.<br />

Name Dr. Yih-Jye (Jay) Huang<br />

Office <strong>The</strong> Bridge, Room B1<br />

email y.huang@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9596<br />

academic exPertise International Politics, <strong>The</strong>ories of Nationalism, National Identity, Foucault,<br />

Cultural Governance, Human Security<br />

cOurses Global Challenges 1: Peace • Introduction to International Relations • Regionality<br />

in World Politics: <strong>The</strong> Rise of China • Nations and Nationalism in World<br />

Politics<br />

BiOgraPhy Yih-Jye Hwang is Assistant Professor of International Politics and Tutor at<br />

<strong>LUC</strong>. In 2008, he obtained his doctoral degree in International Politics from<br />

<strong>The</strong> University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His research interests include Foucault’s<br />

thoughts, nationalism, national identity, cultural governance, human security,<br />

and IR theories.<br />

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Name Dr. Anthony Shenoda<br />

Office <strong>The</strong> Bridge, Room A1<br />

email a.g.shenoda@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9328<br />

academic exPertise Anthropology of religion and theology, Transnationalism, Diaspora,<br />

Social theory, Memory and materiality<br />

cOurses Academic Writing • Comparative Worldviews • Politics of Religion • Introduction<br />

to Area Studies • Comparative Worldviews<br />

BiOgraPhy Anthony Shenoda a sociocultural anthropologist with a focus on the anthropology<br />

of religion and the Middle East. His research and theoretical interests<br />

include <strong>The</strong> Anthropology of Christianity; materiality; miracles, visions, and<br />

dreams; Muslim-Christian relations; social memory; hope; prayer; and the<br />

anthropology of death and dying. Specifically, he works on Coptic Orthodox<br />

Christians in Egypt. What is novel in his approach is that he uses miracles as<br />

the lens through which to examine tensions, paradoxes, and cultural politics<br />

of all sorts. Anthony holds a PhD in Social Anthropology & Middle Eastern<br />

Studies from Harvard University (2010). At Leiden University College, he will<br />

be teaching courses on Religion, the Middle East, and anthropology.<br />

Name Dr. Corina Stan<br />

Office Coach House, Room 2.1<br />

email c.m.stan@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9351<br />

academic exPertise English and European Literature, Twentieth-Century Comparative Literature,<br />

Critical <strong>The</strong>ory<br />

cOurses Academic Writing • Gender and Literature • Language and Politics •<br />

Culture and Civilisation • Political Drama<br />

BiOgraPhy Corina Stan joined <strong>LUC</strong> in the fall 2011 as Assistant Professor of Comparative<br />

Literature, after receiving her Ph.D. in comparative literature and critical theory<br />

from Duke University (USA), and other degrees from German, Romanian and<br />

French universities. Currently working on a book-length project on the ethics of<br />

everyday life in the twentieth century, tentatively entitled <strong>The</strong> Art of Distances or,<br />

A Morality for the Everyday, she is also interested in intersections between literature<br />

and philosophy, gender studies, and the politics of writing. At <strong>LUC</strong> she<br />

primarily teaches courses related to academic writing and comparative literature.<br />

Name Dr. Daniela Vicherat Mattar<br />

Office <strong>The</strong> Bridge, Room C1<br />

email d.a.vicherat.mattar@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9537<br />

academic exPertise Urban Culture, Social Justice, Citizenship<br />

cOurses Introduction to Diversity and Integration • Sources of Unity and Diversity •<br />

Foundations of Social <strong>The</strong>ory • Introduction to Area Studies • Diversity and<br />

Integration: Solutions and Case Studies<br />

BiOgraPhy Originally formed as sociologist in Chile, Daniela Vicherat Mattar has been trained<br />

academically in the University of Warwick (MA), European University Institute in<br />

Florence (MA and PhD) and University of Edinburgh (Marie Curie postdoctoral<br />

fellow), developing her expertise across various social-science fields, with particular<br />

focus in the interface between social, political and urban theory. In exercising the<br />

professional practice of sociology she has worked as a policy researcher and advisor<br />

in the public sector and international organizations, committed to various projects<br />

ranging from Latin American governance and development policies to the promotion<br />

and implementation of gender equality programmes and youth empowerment<br />

policies. At <strong>LUC</strong> she is Assistant Professor of Urban Sociology and Tutor; she<br />

teaches mainly in the social science components of the programme.<br />

Name Dr. Ann Marie Wilson<br />

Office Coach House, Room 1.1<br />

email a.m.wilson@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9355<br />

academic exPertise Social, Cultural, and Political History, Transnational Social Movements,<br />

Histories of Human Rights and Globalization, Women's and Gender History<br />

cOurses Academic Writing • Transnational History • Movement of Ideas & People:<br />

Feminism in History • Historiography • Transnational History • Globalisation<br />

and Modernity: Histories of Human Rights<br />

BiOgraPhy Ann Marie Wilson is a historian specializing in modern United States and<br />

transnational history. She completed her PhD at Harvard University in 2010<br />

and is now at work on a study of American involvement in international humanitarian<br />

campaigns during the long nineteenth century. As Assistant Professor<br />

of History and Tutor at <strong>LUC</strong>, she primarily offers courses in the major of<br />

Human Interaction. Born in Chicago, she has lived in many different cities,<br />

including Boston, San Francisco and Caen, France.<br />

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Name Dr. Brandon Zicha<br />

Office Coach House, Room 2.1<br />

email b.c.zicha@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9354<br />

academic exPertise Political Communication, Policy Representation, Political Parties,<br />

Constitutional Design in Advanced Industrial Democracies<br />

cOurses Foundations of Media and Communication <strong>The</strong>ory • Quantifying Global Challenges:<br />

Human Rights Indicators • Public Policy Analysis: Agenda-Setting •<br />

Decision-Making Processes • Numeracy<br />

BiOgraPhy Brandon Zicha (B.A. Economics, Grinnell College, U.S.A. 2002; M.A., Ph.D<br />

Political Science, Binghamton University, U.S.A. 2010) is Assistant Professor<br />

of Media Politics at <strong>LUC</strong>. His research and teaching interest focus on how<br />

information is processed by social and political institutions and used to make<br />

collective decisions in modern societies, as well as the careful use and informed<br />

understanding of quantitative scientific methods for understanding social<br />

issues. In addition to contributing to the provision of quantitative methods at<br />

<strong>LUC</strong>, he teaches courses that focus on theories of media and information, and<br />

how such information is aggregated in the policy-making process.<br />

24 Who is Who<br />

Academic Staff - <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague Research Centre<br />

Name Priya Swamy<br />

Office Manor, Room 2.1<br />

email p.swamy@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9543<br />

POsitiON Research Officer<br />

BiOgraPhy Priya Swamy holds a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy from<br />

McGill University, Canada, and a Research Master’s degree from Leiden University<br />

in Area Studies. She is currently working on her PhD dissertation that examines<br />

the religious lives of Surinamese Hindus practicing in Amsterdam. As Assistant<br />

Research Officer at <strong>LUC</strong>TH, she works on developing the academic profile of the<br />

center. In particular, she recruits guest lecturers and co-ordinates academic events<br />

at <strong>LUC</strong>. By paying close attention to the curriculum being taught in the ‘Global<br />

Challenges’ courses, she is committed to developing a critical and productive space<br />

for scholars and students to discuss and conduct relevant research.<br />

Who is Who 25

Academic Staff - <strong>LUC</strong> Teaching Fellows 2012-2013<br />

Name Dr. Felix Ameka<br />

email f.k.ameka@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Sociolinguistics<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Politi-<br />

cal Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Dr. Joost Augusteijn<br />

email j.augusteijn@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) History of Violence<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

History<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Maria Avaguimova<br />

email m.e.avaguimova@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Russian - Beginners<br />

Russian - Elementary<br />

frOm Academic Language Centre<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Caspar van den Berg<br />

email cberg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Multi-level Governance<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Public<br />

Administration<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Prof.mr.dr. Maurits Berger<br />

email m.s.berger@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Religion and Law<br />

26 Who is Who<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

Religious Studies<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Prof.dr. Koen Caminada<br />

email c.l.j.caminada@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Principles of Economics<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Dr. Lotte van Dillen<br />

email dillenlfvan@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Social and Organisational Psychology<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Psychology<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Prof.dr. Jeroen Duindam<br />

email j.f.j.duindam@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Empire and Post-Empire<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

History<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Prof.dr. Caroline van Eck<br />

email c.a.van.eck@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Religion and Art<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

Cultural Disciplines<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Marieke Eleveld<br />

email marieke.eleveld@vu.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Environmental Change & Manage-<br />

ment: GIS & Remote Sensing<br />

frOm Institute for Environmental Studies<br />

faculty VU University Amsterdam<br />

Name Dr. Henrike Florusbosch<br />

email jflorusb@umich.edu<br />

cOurse(s) Gender and Development<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

Cultural Disciplines<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Marius de Geus<br />

email geus@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 3: Justice<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Political Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Jeanne Giberius<br />

email jeanne@giberius.nl<br />

cOurse(s) French - Intermediate<br />

French - Elementary<br />

French - Advanced<br />

frOm Academic Language Centre<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Prof.dr.ir. Wouter de Groot<br />

email degroot@cml.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Classics of the Sustainability Debate<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Environmental Sciences (CML)<br />

faculty Faculty of Science<br />

Name Dr. Erik Herber<br />

email e.d.herber@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies<br />

frOm Leiden University Centre for<br />

Linguistics<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Helen Hintjens<br />

email hintjens@iss.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Human Security<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

Cultural Anthropology and<br />

Development Sociology<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Prof.dr. Bernhard Hommel<br />

email hommel@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Cognitive Psychology: Rationality<br />

and Emotions in Human Behaviour<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Psychology<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer<br />

email j.g.de.hoop.scheffer@<br />

cdh.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 1: Peace<br />

Multilateral Institutions<br />

Foreign Policy and Diplomacy<br />

frOm Leiden University Van Vollenhoven<br />

Institute<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Who is Who 27

Name Dr. Isabel Hoving<br />

email i.hoving@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) World Literature<br />

frOm Grotius Centre for International<br />

Legal Studies<br />

faculty Campus Den Haag<br />

Name Jens Iverson, LLM<br />

email j.m.iverson@cdh.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Advocacy and Litigation<br />

frOm Grotius Centre for International<br />

Legal Studies<br />

faculty Campus Den Haag<br />

Name Assad Jaber<br />

email -<br />

Arabic - Beginners<br />

Arabic - Intermediate<br />

Arabic - Elementary<br />

frOm Academic Language Centre<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

cOurse(s)<br />

Name Dov Jacobs, LLM<br />

email d.l.jacobs@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Sovereignty and Statehood<br />

Global Challenges 3: Justice<br />

Legal Methods and Jurisprudence<br />

frOm Grotius Centre for International<br />

Legal Studies<br />

faculty Campus Den Haag<br />

Name Drs. ing. Rene Kleijn<br />

email kleijn@cml.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Tools of the Trade: Sustainability<br />

Research<br />

Leiden University Institute of<br />

frOm Environmental Sciences (CML)<br />

faculty Faculty of Science<br />

Name Dr. Berma Klein Goldewijk<br />

email berma.kleingoldewijk@upeace.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Introduction to Peace and Conflict<br />

Studies<br />

Peace-Building in Fragile Political<br />

Orders<br />

Conflict Resolution and Settlement<br />

frOm UPEACE Centre <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

Name Dr. Joop de Kort<br />

email j.f.dekort@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Trade and Finance in the Global<br />

Economy<br />

Economic Policy in the EU<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Prof.dr. Gert Jan Kramer<br />

email kramer@cml.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Sustainable Energy Strategies<br />

frOm International Institute of Social<br />

Studies (ISS) <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

faculty Erasmus University Rotterdam<br />

Name Drs. Maarten van Leeuwen<br />

email m.van.leeuwen@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Argumentative and Rhetorical<br />

Analysis<br />

<strong>The</strong>ory of Rhetoric<br />

<strong>The</strong> Power of Words<br />

Rhetorical and Argumentative<br />

Analysis: Case Studies I<br />

Rhetorical and Argumentative<br />

Analysis: Case Studies II<br />

Argumentation and Debate<br />

frOm Leiden University Centre for<br />

Linguistics<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Nana Leigh<br />

email m.a.leigh@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Shaping Culture: Museums and<br />

International Exhibitions<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

Cultural Disciplines<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Prof.dr. Leo Lucassen<br />

email l.a.c.j.lucassen@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) History and Politics of Global Migration<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

History<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Aernout van Lynden<br />

email c.d.a.van.lynden@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Advanced Journalism<br />

Essentials of Journalism<br />

International Journalism:<br />

Literature of War Journalism<br />

International Journalism:<br />

20th- and 21st-Century Conflict<br />

Visual Communication:<br />

Journalism for Television<br />

Literary Journalism: Totalitarianism<br />

in the 20th Century<br />

Name Anne-Charlotte Martineau, LL.M<br />

email a.b.martineau@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Principles of Public International Law<br />

frOm Institute for Public Law<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Drs. Menno Mennes<br />

email m.a.mennes@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Human Resources Management<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Prof.dr. Mansoob Murshed<br />

email murshed@iss.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Economics of Development<br />

frOm International Institute of Social<br />

Studies (ISS) <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

faculty Erasmus University Rotterdam<br />

Name Dr. Frits Naerebout<br />

email f.g.naerebout@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Reception Studies: <strong>The</strong> Greco-Roman<br />

World<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Environmental<br />

Sciences (CML)<br />

faculty Faculty of Science<br />

Name Dr. Wim van Noort<br />

email noort@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Organisation & Management<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Public<br />

Administration<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

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Name Dr. Dick van Offeren<br />

email d.h.vanofferen@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Financial Management<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Dr. Rene Ory<br />

email r.p.ory@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Advanced Financial Management<br />

Introduction to Business and<br />

Entrepreneurship<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Prof.dr. Jan Michiel Otto<br />

email j.m.otto@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Law and Society: North Africa & the<br />

Middle East<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Cultural<br />

Anthropology and Development<br />

Sociology<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Dr. Paramita Paul<br />

email p.paul@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) History of Philosophy<br />

Name Michelle Parlevliet MA<br />

email M.B.Parlevliet@uva.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Law, Governance, and Development<br />

frOm University of Amsterdam<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

30 Who is Who<br />

Name Maria José Perez Rodriguez<br />

email M.J.Perez-Rodriguez@<br />

hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Spanish - Beginners<br />

Spanish - Intermediate<br />

Spanish - Elementary<br />

frOm Academic Language Centre<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Jan van der Ploeg MA<br />

email ploegjvander@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Ethics of Development<br />

Environment and Development<br />

frOm Institute Biology Leiden<br />

faculty Faculty of Science<br />

Name Joe Powderly, LLM<br />

email j.c.powderly@cdh.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) International Criminal Law<br />

Advocacy and Litigation<br />

frOm Grotius Centre for International<br />

Legal Studies<br />

faculty Campus Den Haag<br />

Name Dr. Yannick Radi<br />

email y.a.a.s.radi@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) International Dispute Settlement<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Public<br />

Law<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Dr. Francesco Ragazzi<br />

email f.ragazzi@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Critical Security Studies in<br />

International Politics<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Political Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Martin Roth MA<br />

email m.roth@mearc.eu<br />

cOurse(s) Political Expression in Videogames<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Area<br />

Studies<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Arlinda Rrustemi, LLM<br />

email a.rrustemi@cdh.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 1: Peace<br />

frOm Grotius Centre for International<br />

Legal Studies<br />

faculty Campus Den Haag<br />

Name Dr. Denyse Snelder<br />

email snelder@cml.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Biodiversity and Society<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Environmental<br />

Sciences (CML)<br />

faculty Faculty of Science<br />

Name Dr. Lucie Spanihelova<br />

email l.spanihelova@montesquieu-instituut.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Quantitative Research Methods<br />

frOm Montesquieu Instituut<br />

Name Dr. Maria Spirova<br />

email mspirova@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Conflict and Democracy<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Political Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Dr. Daniela Stockmann<br />

email dstockmann@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Political Communication and<br />

Psychology<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Political Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Dr. David Stolin<br />

email d.stolin@esc-toulouse.fr<br />

cOurse(s) Foundations of Finance<br />

frOm Department of Economics, Finance,<br />

and Law<br />

faculty Toulouse Business School<br />

Name Dr. Eric Storm<br />

email h.j.storm@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 1: Peace<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

History<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Larissa Mendoza Straffon MA<br />

email l.mendoza@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) World Art: Origins of Art<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

Cultural Disciplines<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Who is Who 31

Name Margriet Suijten<br />

email m.m.a.m.suijten@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) French - Intermediate<br />

French - Elementary<br />

French - Advanced<br />

frOm Academic Language Centre<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Thanh-Dam Truong<br />

email truong@iss.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Human Security<br />

frOm International Institute of Social<br />

Studies (ISS) <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

faculty Erasmus University Rotterdam<br />

Name Dr. Janine Ubink<br />

email j.ubink@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 3: Justice<br />

frOm Leiden University Van Vollenhoven<br />

Institute<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Niels van der Ven MSc<br />

email n.j.c.van.de.ven@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Marketing Management<br />

Advanced Marketing Management<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Dr. Tim Verdoes<br />

email t.l.m.verdoes@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Financial Management<br />

Advanced Financial Management<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

32 Who is Who<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Dr. Olaf van Vliet<br />

email o.p.van.vliet@law.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Economic Policy in the EU<br />

Principles of Economics<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Tax<br />

Law and Economics<br />

faculty Faculty of Law<br />

Name Dr. Maja Vodopivec<br />

email maja.vodopivec@gmail.com<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 1: Peace<br />

Name Cynthia van Vonno, Mphil<br />

email vonnocmcvan@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) <strong>The</strong>ories and Concepts in International<br />

Politics<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of Political<br />

Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Brid Walsh<br />

email b.m.walsh@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Academic Writing<br />

Designing Academic Inquiry<br />

International Environmental Law<br />

Name Prof.dr. Jan Wijbrans<br />

email j.r.wijbrans@vu.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Earth Systems Science<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Area<br />

Studies (LIAS)<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Niels van Willigen<br />

email willigen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Global Challenges 1: Peace<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute of<br />

Political Science<br />

faculty Faculty of Social and Behavioural<br />

Sciences<br />

Name Zhaole Yang<br />

email z.yang@hum.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Chinese - Beginners<br />

Chinese - Intermediate<br />

Chinese - Elementary<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for Area<br />

Studies (LIAS)<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Name Dr. Frank de Zwart<br />

email zwart@fsw.leidenuniv.nl<br />

cOurse(s) Issues and Perspectives in<br />

International Politics: <strong>The</strong> Politics<br />

of Development<br />

frOm Leiden University Institute for<br />

History<br />

faculty Faculty of Humanities<br />

Who is Who 33

Student Affairs Office<br />

Name Joppe Brieffies MA<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.3<br />

email j.w.m.brieffies@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9542<br />

POsitiON Student Affairs Officer - Course Administration<br />

BiOgraPhy Joppe Brieffies is one of the Student Affairs Officers at <strong>LUC</strong>. As Course<br />

Administrator, his responsibilities include the scheduling of courses, course<br />

enrolments, and the processing of grades. In addition, he is the Secretary of<br />

the Examinations Committee, uSis key user, and maintains the Blackboard<br />

environment. He also provides support to the other Student Affairs Officers<br />

in matters relating to admissions and study abroad. Before joining <strong>LUC</strong>,<br />

Joppe completed a BA in Media Studies and an MA in American History.<br />

He previously worked for the Erasmus University Rotterdam and for a small<br />

publishing company in London, UK.<br />

Name Irene van der Wal<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.3<br />

email i.m.v.van.der.wal@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9344<br />

POsitiON Student Affairs Officer - Study Abroad & Student Exchange<br />

BiOgraPhy Irene van der Wal works at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague as a Student Affairs Officer.<br />

In addition to supporting the other Student Affairs Officers in general student<br />

affairs she is responsible for all matters concerning student exchange and<br />

study abroad for both incoming and outgoing students. She is the Secretary<br />

of the Tutorial Council and the Staff Students Committee. Before joining<br />

<strong>LUC</strong>, Irene moved from Brussels to Leiden to study Cultural Anthropology<br />

and Indonesian Studies at Leiden University. She previously worked as an<br />

instructor and developer of film workshops for primary schools.<br />

Name Jolande Vrijmoed, MA<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.3<br />

email j.c.m.vrijmoed@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9365<br />

POsitiON Student Affairs Officer - Admissions<br />

BiOgraPhy Jolande Vrijmoed is one of the Student Affairs Officers at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague.<br />

She is responsible for the admission of new students, registration of students,<br />

and scholarships. She also provides support to the other Student Affairs<br />

Officers in matters relating to course administration and study abroad.<br />

Before joining <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague she obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree<br />

in Literary Studies at the VU University Amsterdam and worked at the<br />

Student Services of the Utrecht University.<br />

34 Who is Who Who is Who 35

36 Who is Who<br />

PR & Marketing Office<br />

Name Charlotte Gabriël<br />

Office Manor, Room 2.1<br />

email c.l.gabriel@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9592<br />

POsitiON Manager PR & Marketing<br />

BiOgraPhy Charlotte Gabriël is the Manager PR & Marketing at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague and in<br />

this position responsible for the development and implementation of a<br />

strategic plan for the recruitment, enrollment and retention of high achieving<br />

students. Her career at Leiden University started in 2007. After reorganizing<br />

the Support Office of Campus Den Haag she was appointed as Managing<br />

Director for <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. She continued her work in the role of Manager<br />

PR & Marketing from April 2012 onwards. Prior to her current role<br />

Charlotte gathered her business experience at various senior management<br />

positions in Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry. She studied Physical<br />

Education at Hogeschool of Amsterdam, followed by various Marketing<br />

and Management courses. Her particular expertise and interests are in<br />

marketing, internationalization, communication and management.<br />

Name Annemieke Koomen<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.2<br />

email a.m.h.koomen@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9547<br />

POsitiON PR & Marketing Officer<br />

BiOgraPhy Annemieke Koomen is the first PR & Marketing Officer at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague.<br />

She is responsible for (international) recruitment, online and printed<br />

communication, event management and student communication.<br />

She is also in charge of the Student Ambassador Team which plays in<br />

important role in <strong>LUC</strong>’s recruitment strategy. Annemieke finished her<br />

bachelor in Communication & Media Management in 2007 and started<br />

working in the marketing & communications department of Campus<br />

Den Haag prior to her job at <strong>LUC</strong>. From the start of the College onwards<br />

she has been committed to <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague.<br />

Name Michael Mendonca<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.2<br />

email m.mendonca@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9369<br />

POsitiON PR & Marketing Officer<br />

BiOgraPhy Michael Mendonca is the second PR & Marketing Officer. His tasks vary<br />

from upholding <strong>LUC</strong>’s social media, website, printed media as well as<br />

organizing events and the recruitment of new students. Prior to working at<br />

<strong>LUC</strong>, he obtained his Bachelor in International Business & Management,<br />

with a specialization in Marketing at the Rotterdam Business School.<br />

Furthermore, his interests are social media, graphic design, sports and<br />

movies.<br />

Who is Who 37

38 Who is Who<br />

General Office<br />

Name Samantha Burger<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.3<br />

email s.s.burger@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9503<br />

POsitiON Student Information Desk Officer<br />

BiOgraPhy Samantha Burger is from the south of the Netherlands, born in Vlissingen<br />

and raised in a small town called Oost- Souburg. Eight years ago she moved<br />

to <strong>The</strong> Hague. At <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague, she works as the Student Information<br />

Desk Officer. If you have any questions regarding the facilities at our College<br />

Building or general question re your time at <strong>LUC</strong>, or would like to make an<br />

appointment with faculty or staff, feel free to stop by at the Student Information<br />

Desk in the Manor on the first floor. Before Samantha joined <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong><br />

Hague she worked at <strong>The</strong> Hague University of Applied Sciences (De Haagse<br />

HogeschooI).<br />

Name Astrid Grossenbag<br />

Office College Lounge<br />

email a.a.grossenbag@umail.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 8301<br />

POsitiON College Lounge Host<br />

BiOgraPhy Astrid Grossenbag is the Student Lounge Hostess and looks forward to<br />

welcoming you at the College Lounge. She has a long working career in<br />

catering at Leiden University and has worked at several if not most of the<br />

Leiden locations. Since <strong>LUC</strong> opened its doors to students last year she has<br />

enjoyed the opportunity to help set up a new Lounge concept. <strong>The</strong> Lounge<br />

is <strong>The</strong> place at <strong>LUC</strong> if you would like a snack or a drink or just a banter with<br />

your mates. She hopes to meet you all in the Lounge soon.<br />

Name Wendy Persson<br />

Office Manor, Room 1.2<br />

email w.j.persson@luc.leidenuniv.nl<br />

PhONe 070 800 9594<br />

POsitiON Office Manager & Management Assistant to the Dean<br />

BiOgraPhy Wendy Persson is the Office Manager & Management Assistant to the Dean<br />

at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague. Her responsibilities vary from providing administrative<br />

and managerial assitance to the Dean to overseeing the facilities in the<br />

College Buildings to dealing with the Health & Safety provision at <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

Wendy’s studied Leisure Management at the Hogeschool in Leeuwarden<br />

and proceeded to have different jobs in tourism and office management.<br />

After spending 5 years working for a non-profit organisation in Oxford she<br />

returned to Holland and started work at <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

Please Note:<br />

Up-to-date contact information of all <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague staff<br />

is available on the website<br />

Who is Who 39

aCademiC CaLendar 2012 - 2013<br />

Academic Year<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>LUC</strong> Academic Year is divided into two semesters: the Autumn and Spring<br />

Semesters. Each semester consists of two blocks of eight weeks. With the exception<br />

of the language courses and several compulsory first-year subjects, most<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> courses run for eight weeks. During the first seven weeks there are structured<br />

contact hours, usually two sessions per week of two hours each. <strong>The</strong>re are<br />

no contact hours in the final week of the block (unless a previously cancelled<br />

session needs to be rescheduled); during this week students work on essays,<br />

papers, or (take-home) exams. Students are required to be on campus during<br />

the entire block.<br />

<strong>The</strong> two semesters are divided by the Winter (6 weeks) and Summer Breaks (11<br />

weeks), in which there are no classes. It is possible that we will offer optional<br />

Summer Courses or Masterclasses in June; if that is the case, you will be informed<br />

in due time.<br />

40 aCaDeMiC CaLeNDar 2012 - 2013<br />

frOm uNtil<br />

semester i:<br />

BlOck 1 27 August 2012 19 October 2012<br />

Autumn Break 22 October 2012 26 October 2012<br />

BlOck 2 29 October 2012 21 December 2012<br />

semester ii:<br />

BlOck 3 4 February 2013 29 March 2013<br />

Spring Break 1 April 2013 5 April 2013<br />

BlOck 4 8 April 2013 3 June 2013<br />

Schedule in the Semester<br />

Classes at <strong>LUC</strong> are offered in ten different timeslots. <strong>The</strong>se are fixed combinations<br />

of 2 x 2 hours per week. Exceptions to this rule, such as Global Challenges<br />

courses and the language classes, will be clearly marked on the schedule. Classes<br />

start at the indicated time and end ten minutes to the hour, allowing students a<br />

brief break and time to walk to their next seminar.<br />

<strong>The</strong> vast majority of courses are block-long courses, but a few courses take on<br />

a semester-long format. Whatever combination of courses students choose to<br />

take, the standard workload per block is 15 EC.<br />

<strong>The</strong> semester courses are<br />

First Year<br />

History of Philosophy<br />

Academic Writing<br />

Designing Academic Inquiry<br />

Numeracy<br />

Second Year<br />

Language Courses<br />

When selecting their courses, students should keep in mind that they can enroll<br />

for only one course per timeslot. Prior to selecting their courses, students should<br />

consult their tutor for advice. As the maximum capacity per course is twenty<br />

people, students might not always be able to take all their first choice courses.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are no scheduled classes on Wednesday afternoons. Rather than being<br />

free afternoons, these are used for other educational activities, such as visiting<br />

speaker events, seminars, workshops and excursions.<br />

aCaDeMiC CaLeNDar 2012 - 2013 41

Mon Tue Wed Thu fri<br />

9:00 - 10:50 T1 T6 T1 T3 T1<br />

11:00 - 12:50 T2 T7 T2 T4 T2<br />

13:00 - 14:50 T3 T8 T5 T9<br />

15:00 - 16:50 T4 T9 T6 T10<br />

17:00 - 18:50 T5 T10 T7 T8<br />

T1 Mondays 9:00-10:50 Wednesdays 9:00-10:50 fridays 9:00-10:50<br />

T2 Mondays 11:00-12:50 Wednesdays 11:00-12:50 fridays 11:00-12:50<br />

T3 Mondays 13:00-14:50 Thursdays 9:00-10:50<br />

T4 Mondays 15:00-16:50 Thursdays 11:00-12:50<br />

T5 Mondays 17:00-18:50 Thursdays 13:00-14:50<br />

T6 Tuesdays 9:00-10:50 Thursdays 15:00-16:50<br />

T7 Tuesdays 11:00-12:50 Thursdays 17:00-18:50<br />

T8 Tuesdays 13:00-14:50 fridays 17:00-18:50<br />

T9 Tuesdays 15:00-16:50 fridays 13:00-14:50<br />

T10 Tuesdays 17:00-18:50 fridays 15:00-16:50<br />

Important Dates 2012 - 2013<br />

20 - 24 august <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague Introduction Week<br />

27 august Start Academic Year<br />

3 sePtemBer Opening Academic Year Leiden University<br />

29 sePtemBer Dies Natalis <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

3 OctOBer Leidens Ontzet <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

26 NOvemBer Cleveringa Oratie No classes between 16:00-17:00<br />

24 - 31 decemBer Christmas break <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

8 feBruary Dies Natalis Leiden University No classes between 13:00-18:00<br />

29 march Good Friday <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

1 aPril Easter Monday <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

30 aPril Queensday <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

9 - 10 may Ascension Day <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

20 may Whit Monday <strong>The</strong> College Building is closed<br />

42 aCaDeMiC CaLeNDar 2012 - 2013<br />

organisation and ProCedUres<br />

Tutorial system<br />

<strong>The</strong> academic autonomy afforded by a liberal arts and sciences environment,<br />

while stimulating, also requires individualised attention and advice to ensure<br />

that your intellectual and personal development at <strong>LUC</strong> is well-conceived,<br />

well-integrated, and fruitful. To this end, <strong>LUC</strong> has a unique tutorial support<br />

system which pairs each student with a member of the academic staff for regular<br />

contact and guidance through the three years of your BA or BSc programme.<br />

academic guidance<br />

Because <strong>LUC</strong> offers a wide range of multi- and inter-disciplinary courses designed<br />

to expand your intellectual horizons, your personal tutor is your first<br />

point of contact for questions and discussion of your study plan and course<br />

choices. Whether you are exploring new fields, seeking clarity about the direction<br />

of your major, finding the right courses to take in at any given time,<br />

wishing to take an additional or external course, formulating an idea for your<br />

capstone project, or engaging in extra-curricular academic activities (such as<br />

reading groups, conferences, debates, competitions, internships), please keep<br />

your personal tutor updated.<br />

<strong>The</strong> academically intense honours programme at <strong>LUC</strong> is also a prime training<br />

ground for effective time management, organisation, teamwork, and communication.<br />

<strong>The</strong> tutorial system offers tuition and advice for your development of<br />

these essential transferable skills via Study Skills Workshops and through discussion<br />

with your personal tutor. If you have or wish to be tested for a specific,<br />

documented learning condition (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD),<br />

please inform your personal tutor immediately, after which s/he will put you in<br />

touch with professionals at the Plexus Student Centre in Leiden for specialized<br />

support.<br />

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Career guidance<br />

Whether you are contemplating internships, summer schools, the <strong>LUC</strong> Semester<br />

Abroad Programme, or life after your <strong>LUC</strong> degree, your personal tutor is available<br />

to listen to your ideas, discuss them with you, and offer advice or act as your<br />

referee for applications where appropriate. Your personal tutor is also a good<br />

port of call for any queries about constructing a CV and preparing application<br />

materials for opportunities within and beyond <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

Welfare provision<br />

Adjusting to university life and college culture can be quite a challenge. At <strong>LUC</strong>,<br />

students have access to personal tutors as a first port of call, but also to welfarespecific<br />

provision through the Student Care Officer (who will be appointed later<br />

this year), who offers in-house counseling and personal development guidance,<br />

and the student-led Peer Mentorship system, which provides peer-to-peer<br />

listening in the dormitories when you need a sympathetic ear. <strong>LUC</strong> students can<br />

also use the psychological and study aid facilities at the Plexus Student Centre<br />

in Leiden. From homesickness and culture fatigue to unforeseen family circumstances<br />

and study stress, these various parties will help you acclimatise to <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

tutorial Council<br />

In sum, your personal tutor tracks your overall development as an individual<br />

and guides your academic, intellectual, and personal growth at <strong>LUC</strong>. This team<br />

of personal tutors meet frequently as Tutorial Council throughout the academic<br />

year to discuss tutorial issues and address concerns emerging from tutorial<br />

contact with you. <strong>The</strong> Senior Tutor, as Chair of Tutorial Council, oversees the<br />

functions of the tutorial system and monitors extra tutorial support for students<br />

on academic probation. If you have any suggestions or complaints, please contact<br />

the Senior Tutor.<br />

<strong>The</strong> content of your personal tutorial meetings will be treated in the strictest<br />

confidence, even if your personal tutor seeks advice from the Senior Tutor on<br />

occasion to provide you with the most effective support. If you do not wish any<br />

particular part of your information to be shared, please alert your personal tutor.<br />

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tutorial expectations<br />

As a tutee, you can contribute to a healthy tutorial relationship by responding<br />

promptly to your personal tutor’s correspondence, honouring your appointments<br />

with your personal tutor, and keeping your personal tutor up-to-date<br />

about your academic and personal development. More specifically, below is a list<br />

of the circumstances, by no means exhaustive, under which you must contact<br />

your personal tutor:<br />

(a) When you are ill or otherwise indisposed and cannot attend class or tutorial<br />

meetings;<br />

(b) When you wish to register for special considerations due to a learning condition;<br />

(c) When you want to take a course in addition to the regular course load;<br />

(d) When you want to apply for Semester Abroad or external education;<br />

(e) When you want to seek credit for out-of-term activities.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is one mandatory personal tutorial meeting per block, but please feel free<br />

to contact your personal tutor as matters arise. Please arrive at tutorial meetings<br />

prepared: familiarise yourself with the relevant information, if available, and<br />

consider what you wish to accomplish through the meeting. In short, being<br />

responsible for your own development and responsive to tutorial support are<br />

indispensable for the smooth running of the <strong>LUC</strong> tutorial system.<br />

Books and Literature<br />

<strong>The</strong> prescribed literature for each course can be found in each course outline,<br />

well in advance of the start of each course for the required literature to be<br />

acquired. All courses have compulsory reading and recommended additional<br />

literature, specified in detail in each course syllabus. You should have a copy of<br />

the texts assigned as compulsory reading. Course literature should be available<br />

in the Leiden Library system and at the Royal Library in <strong>The</strong> Hague.<br />

Compulsory course literature is placed on reserve in <strong>The</strong> Hague at the Leiden<br />

Library Learning Centre of Campus <strong>The</strong> Hague, located in the new Schouwburgstraat<br />

building which is a few minutes’ walk from the main <strong>LUC</strong> building.<br />

Students and staff can also collect and return library books from Leiden at this<br />

facility, please find the details on the following page.<br />

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Facility: Library Learning Centre, Campus <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

Location: Room A2.06, Schouwburgstraat 2, 2511 VA, <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00 every business day<br />

Reserve desk hours: 09:00 - 17:00 every business day<br />

Librarian hours: 09:00 - 17:00 every business day<br />

Book delivery to and from Leiden: around 12:00 noon every business day<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a reader for most <strong>LUC</strong> courses. <strong>The</strong>se collections of articles and book<br />

chapters are made available electronically. Articles are usually posted on<br />

BlackBoard, the electronic learning environment for the course. Chapters from<br />

books or articles that are not available via the digital library of Leiden University<br />

Library are scanned and made available digitally via BlackBoard. In cooperation<br />

with the Leiden University Library, <strong>LUC</strong> strives to enable digital access to<br />

all required and recommended readings, via the Library website, so that you<br />

can consult the texts without the constraintof library opening hours. If a digital<br />

copy is not available, hard copies are provided in the <strong>LUC</strong> Reading Room. Note<br />

that removing or defacing these copies from the Reading Room constitutes an<br />

infraction of the Honour Code.<br />

Until the Student Association has set up its own book buying scheme, books can<br />

be ordered from the following local and global bookshops:<br />

• Van Stockum Boekverkopers<br />

Heerengracht 60, 2511 EJ <strong>The</strong> Hague, www.vanstockum.nl<br />

• Jongbloed Juridische Boekhandel<br />

Noordeinde 39, 2514 GC <strong>The</strong> Hague, http://international.jongbloed.nl<br />

• <strong>The</strong> American Book Center<br />

Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM <strong>The</strong> Hague, www.abc.nl<br />

(offers a 10% discount to students)<br />

• Selexyz Verwijs<br />

De Passage 39, 2511 AB <strong>The</strong> Hague, www.selexyz.nl (in Dutch)<br />

• www.bookdepository.co.uk<br />

(free worldwide delivery, but order in good time)<br />

• www.amazon.de<br />

(fast and reliable, but slightly more expensive, service)<br />

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Sickness and Absence<br />

Full attendance at all courses is obligatory at <strong>LUC</strong>. Attendance requires your<br />

punctual arrival in the classroom, ready to engage, and prepared with your<br />

learning materials.<br />

If you are ill and unable to attend class, you should inform your instructor and<br />

tutor before the class starts and seek your instructor’s advice on ways to make up<br />

for the material missed. You should expect to complete additional work towards<br />

this end. Where possible, plan your medical visits in a way that does not interrupt<br />

your <strong>LUC</strong> class schedule. When you have to miss class for medical reasons,<br />

request a note from your healthcare professional to document your medical visit<br />

and submit copies of it to your instructor and tutor.<br />

If you miss more than 30% of total sessions for a single course without recognized<br />

and documented extenuating circumstances, your grades for that course<br />

will be annulled. For more information about the regulations pertaining to the<br />

Bachelor’s examination, see the <strong>LUC</strong> Academic Rules and Regulations further<br />

on in this Handbook.<br />

Examination Results and Transcripts<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> courses usually contain continuous assessment: in general, no single<br />

assessment element can count for more than 40% of the final grade, and the<br />

assessment moments and methods of a course are normally spread over the<br />

entire block or semester. You should expect your instructor to provide you with<br />

the partial grades for your assignments as well as with formative feedback. All<br />

grades will be published on uSis, the university online Student Registration<br />

System.<br />

If you need an interim transcript during your studies at <strong>LUC</strong>, you can place a request<br />

by stopping by the Student Information Desk or e-mailing studentaffairs@<br />

luc.leidenuniv.nl. While these requests are usually fulfilled within two days,<br />

transcripts should be requested in good time for purposes of processing and<br />

verification. For more information on grading, credits, and appeal procedures,<br />

consult the <strong>LUC</strong> Academic Rules and Regulations.<br />

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Course Registration<br />

Each student plans his/her individual academic trajectory with his/her tutor.<br />

Your tutor will challenge you to reflect upon your choices, stimulate you to try<br />

new things and help to ensure that you are composing a trajectory that will not<br />

only meet your own interests and ambitions, but also the graduation requirements.<br />

Following these discussions, you have to register your course preferences<br />

through the <strong>LUC</strong> Course Allocation Exercise. Deadlines will be announced<br />

in due course before the start of each semester, and your tutor is available to<br />

discuss your course preferences prior to course allocation, but keep in mind<br />

that it is your own responsibility to participate in the exercise and express your<br />

preferences following the directions. A course schedule and course outlines will<br />

be published in time to allow you to choose courses for each semester.<br />

Your expressed course preferences collected by the Course Allocation Exercise<br />

become raw data for a complex course allocation algorithm to maximise preference<br />

satisfaction of all <strong>LUC</strong> students on the principle of equity. After the entire<br />

exercise is complete, you will receive an automated e-mail with the courses you<br />

will take in the upcoming semester. <strong>The</strong>se courses will be entered into uSis on<br />

your behalf.<br />

Because of the small-scale and intensive educational model of <strong>LUC</strong>, some<br />

courses may be oversubscribed in any given block. Be sure to discuss alternatives<br />

with your tutor and rank your course preferences properly. Also note that<br />

there is often more than one course that can fulfill major, minor, and Global<br />

Citizenship components of your academic trajectory—be flexible, creative, and<br />

patient where necessary. Should you wish to be put on the waiting list for an<br />

oversubscribed course or, on rare occasions, to amend your course preferences,<br />

get in touch with Joppe Brieffies, <strong>LUC</strong> Course Administrator.<br />

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Quality Management<br />

At <strong>LUC</strong> we aim high: our students have been selected for their motivation to be<br />

the best they can be—academically, civically, and socially. Our academic staff<br />

strive to challenge their students, by designing innovative courses and conducting<br />

cutting-edge research which informs their teaching. <strong>The</strong> administrative<br />

staff are committed to providing all members of the community professional,<br />

friendly and efficient support.<br />

Regular evaluation and verification of our collective progress as an honours college<br />

is necessary to ensure the quality of educational provision at <strong>LUC</strong>. While<br />

student academic achievement can be measured by final grades at the end of<br />

each course, <strong>LUC</strong> runs a Quality Management Cycle to calibrate other aspects<br />

of its functioning and to solicit constructive feedback from students.This cycle<br />

consists of several instruments:<br />

Course Evaluations are carried out at the end of every course. Students are asked<br />

to give their opinion on the content of the course, the way it has been delivered,<br />

how much they have learned and how they feel the instructor relates to them.<br />

You should consider the completion of course evaluations a logical element of<br />

all <strong>LUC</strong> courses. It is your responsibility to contribute to the quality of your<br />

programme. <strong>The</strong> results are published after each block and discussed in the<br />

Staff-Student Committee for aggregate recommendations to the Dean regarding<br />

the quality of the curriculum. Where necessary, the Directors of Studies<br />

approach individual instructors and educational units in Leiden to discuss the<br />

results specific to their courses.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Tutorial Feedback Exercise is held once per year to measure the level and<br />

type of support offered by <strong>LUC</strong> tutors against the needs of our students. As the<br />

system is dynamic and continues to develop as the college grows, it is essential<br />

that students give constructive feedback.<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> is more than the sum of its separate components of classes and tutorial support.<br />

<strong>The</strong> whole concept, including extracurricular activities, lectures, social activities,<br />

student life, administrative support and the coherence of the programme,<br />

is evaluated once per year. <strong>The</strong> feedback <strong>LUC</strong> gains from this survey is essential for<br />

policy development. <strong>The</strong> results will be discussed at a College Assembly.<br />

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You will be informed in due course about the logistics of the various evaluations.<br />

For all evaluations, questionnaires are used, with a series of closed and open<br />

questions. Phrase your answers clearly and in a constructive manner towards<br />

concrete, achievable improvement. Be specific, make suggestions and don’t<br />

forget to indicate what is going well!<br />

External Education<br />

You can take courses for credit at Leiden University, or at another university in<br />

the Netherlands or abroad. This is usually only possible from your second year<br />

onwards, as you should use your first year to explore your intellectual interests<br />

within the <strong>LUC</strong> curriculum. Information on courses at Leiden University can be<br />

found in the e-Prospectus at Leiden University; other universities have similar<br />

catalogues on their websites. <strong>The</strong> courses offered by the Honours College at Leiden<br />

University are especially interesting to explore, but note that no more than<br />

30EC gained from external courses can count towards the 180EC necessary for<br />

graduation from <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

If you are considering an external course offering, first discuss this with your<br />

tutor to evaluate the fit of this course with your overall academic trajectory and<br />

time-table at <strong>LUC</strong>. Once you have determined that the external course is indeed<br />

suitable for your enrolment, file a request for external education with the <strong>LUC</strong><br />

Examinations Committee by e-mailing excie@luc.leidenuniv.nl, cc’ing your<br />

tutor. Once you have permission from the Examinations Committee, you can<br />

proceed to register for the course. Please note that it is possible that the host<br />

programme will have to approve as well! If you would like to take a course at a<br />

different university, you may be asked to provide proof of registration at Leiden<br />

University. You can request this proof from the Student Information Desk or by<br />

e-mailing studentaffairs@luc.leidenuniv.nl.<br />

If you are considering a semester abroad, check the eligibility criteria, application<br />

guidelines, and submission deadlines on the <strong>LUC</strong> website for the semester<br />

abroad programme, and discuss possibilities with your tutor in good time.<br />

Logistical questions can be directed to the <strong>LUC</strong> Study Abroad and Student<br />

Exchange Officer, Irene van der Wal, either in person at the Student Affairs Office<br />

or via e-mail at studyabroad@luc.leidenuniv.nl.<br />

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aCademiC faCiLities and serviCes<br />

Libraries<br />

Leiden University Library (UbL)<br />

With your Student Card you have access to the Leiden University Library (UBL).<br />

Its collection comprises millions of books, ten thousands of magazines, hundred<br />

thousands of special collections and access to even more digital materials. <strong>The</strong><br />

library offers more than 530 study areas: with or without computers, wireless<br />

internet, laptop facilities and individual carrels.<br />

Next to the main library (at the Witte Singel 26-27, Leiden) there are also<br />

specialised locations: East Asian Library, Kern Institute Library, Law Library,<br />

Social and Behavioral Sciences Library, and Gorlaeus Library and Mathematics<br />

and Natural Sciences Library.<br />

For more information, addresses, and opening hours, please consult:<br />

www.library.leiden.edu<br />

For more information about the Library Learning Centre, operated by UBL in Campus<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hague, see the section entitled ‘’Books and Literature’’ in this Handbook.<br />

royal Library of the netherlands<br />

Situated next to the Central Station is the Royal Library of the Netherlands<br />

(Koninklijke Bibliotheek: KB). It offers a large collection of academic books as<br />

well as study places and computer work stations. You are strongly recommended<br />

to register with this library as many books used in the courses will be available<br />

here on the reserved shelves.<br />

You can register online or upon your first visit to the KB (please consult the site<br />

for details on how to register). Reading room passes which only give you access<br />

to the computers and not to the book collection are free, and a regular year pass<br />

can be purchased with student discount for € 7,50.<br />

For more information, address, and opening hours and registration procedure,<br />

please consult: www.kb.nl/index-en.html<br />

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Peace Palace<br />

<strong>The</strong> Peace Palace in <strong>The</strong> Hague not only houses the International Court of Justice<br />

but also a library. <strong>The</strong> Peace Palace Library offers a large collection in the field of<br />

international law since 1913. A large part of the collection is searchable through<br />

their online catalogue. <strong>The</strong> library is closed during the weekends. Please note<br />

that without a valid ID you cannot visit the library.<br />

For more information, address, and opening hours, please consult: www.ppl.nl<br />

Public Library<br />

With the <strong>The</strong> Hague Student Card (www.thehaguestudentcard.nl/en) you have<br />

free access to the public library of <strong>The</strong> Hague, with its main building situated at<br />

Spui 68. <strong>The</strong> library has a large collections of books, CDs and DVDs. <strong>The</strong>re are<br />

silent areas with reading tables and wireless internet connection. On the ground<br />

floor there is a small reading café offering snacks and beverages.<br />

For more information, addresses, and opening hours, please consult:<br />

www.dobdenhaag.nl/english/<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>LUC</strong> Brill-Nijhoff Writing Institute<br />

Good writing and verbal expression is not simply the process of encoding<br />

thoughts that already exist fully-formed in your head. Rather, writing is part<br />

of the process of thinking itself: learning to write in different styles and with<br />

different audiences in mind will not only help you to express your ideas more<br />

clearly and precisely, but will also help you to find new ways to think about<br />

problems, arguments and cases, encouraging your writing to be fluid and your<br />

thoughts to be creatively disciplined.<br />

With this in mind, <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague runs an academic writing programme in<br />

English for all first-year students, as a compulsory part of the curriculum. We<br />

are also delighted and honoured to be able to have established a partnership<br />

with the prestigious publishing house, Brill, which was established in Leiden<br />

in 1683. In collaboration with its celebrated imprint, Martinus Nijhoff, which<br />

specializes in publications in the fields of Public International Law, Human<br />

Rights, Humanitarian Law and increasingly International Relations, Brill<br />

has agreed to sponsor the <strong>LUC</strong> writing centre, which was launched as the<br />

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‘Brill-Nijhoff Writing Institute’ in September 2010. <strong>The</strong> institute, which forms<br />

part of the Dean’s Office, is located in the Coach House.<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> ‘Asiascape’ Science & Media Centre<br />

All global challenges inevitably concern complex dynamical systems, with political,<br />

ecological, and socio-economic components. Mathematics, technology, and<br />

the natural sciences are indispensable for getting a grip on such complexity. <strong>The</strong><br />

science and media centre is the cross-roads of all things scientific, quantitative,<br />

and digital at the <strong>LUC</strong>. <strong>The</strong> support and development of knowledge and literacy<br />

in these vital at the <strong>LUC</strong> is the mandate of the Science & Media Centre. In pursuit<br />

of these goals, the centre organizes activities throughout the year, such as workshops,<br />

reading groups, research consultation, seminars, film series, and (lab)<br />

excursions. <strong>The</strong> centre also hosts a growing collection of digital media equipment<br />

available to students and staff for their own projects, a small computing lab, a<br />

3D printing project, and a growing library of reference materials to promote<br />

mathematical, scientific, statistical, and digital research and literacy.<br />

Students who seek to raise their skills and knowledge in mathematics, media<br />

technology, and the natural sciences to a higher level are welcome to come to<br />

the Science & Media Centre for guidance and assistance. This could be either<br />

because they already have a sound basis in these subjects and want to extend<br />

their knowledge even further, or because they discover a renewed interest in<br />

these fields during their studies at <strong>LUC</strong>. <strong>The</strong> Science & Media Centre is located in<br />

the Coach House, and will be run by Dr. Patsy Haccou (math and exact sciences)<br />

and Dr. Brandon Zicha (statistics, social sciences, and electronic media).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Science & Media Centre is sponsored in part by ‘Asiascape.net,’ a NWO<br />

project under the directorship of the Dean, focused on developing literacy in<br />

media technology as a means to better understand political ideas around the<br />

world.<br />

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<strong>LUC</strong> Research Centre<br />

Sponsoring research and teaching events such as seminars, reading groups,<br />

conferences and visiting speakers, the <strong>LUC</strong> Research Centre is founded on the<br />

belief that education and research are inextricably connected. Its programme<br />

is rooted in the ethos and profile of Leiden University College <strong>The</strong> Hague; its<br />

creative and flexible approach to research agendas aims to provide scholars at<br />

various levels with the best possible route to fulfill their intellectual potentials<br />

and to contribute towards resolving the global challenges that we all face today.<br />

Wherever possible, <strong>LUC</strong> research brings senior scholars and students together<br />

in collaborative relationships that provoke innovative ideas and products.<br />

Believing in the fundamental creativity of scholarly activity and that academics<br />

at all levels are capable of scholarly innovation and creative insight, at the <strong>LUC</strong><br />

Research Centre we aim to cultivate excellence and talent both within, outside,<br />

and between the boundaries of conventional disciplines and media. <strong>LUC</strong> RC<br />

seeks to accomplish these goals by creating a highly fertile, international and<br />

cosmopolitan environment for motivated scholars, who work together across<br />

boundaries of discipline, media, region and seniority to help build knowledge<br />

for a better world.<br />

For more information, please visit www.lucresearch.nl<br />

Student Facilities @ Plexus<br />

<strong>The</strong> Plexus Student Centre in Leiden provides a range of facilities for all students<br />

enrolled at Leiden University. In addition to a fitness centre, quiet study areas,<br />

and computer rooms, Plexus also houses the University shop, information desk,<br />

and career guidance centre, as well as a host of University-wide student organisations.<br />

For more details, please see www.plexus.leidenuniv.nl.<br />

Plexus is home to the University Student and Educational Affairs (SEA) expertise<br />

centre, with departments dedicated to admissions, enrolment, and other<br />

general or specialised student assistance. Your personal tutor may refer you<br />

to specific departments at Plexus to supplement your tutorial support at <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

For personalised and monitored study advice, you may be referred to Fenestra;<br />

for psychological support, to University student counsellors; for financial help<br />

and career services, to PITSstop; for complaints about University staff, to the<br />

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University ombudsperson. For more details, please get in touch with your<br />

personal tutor.<br />

studentcenter Plexus<br />

Schouwburgstraat 2, 2511 VA Den Haag<br />

Kaiserstraat 25, 2311 GN Leiden<br />

T 071 527 80 11<br />

E plexus@plexus.leidenuniv.nl<br />

www.plexus.leidenuniv.nl<br />

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gUideLines for stUdents<br />

What to expect in your first year at <strong>LUC</strong><br />

For many of you, this will be your first year at university. But even if you have<br />

already attended another university, it is worth your while to read through<br />

the section below, as it is specific to <strong>LUC</strong>. This section attempts to give you<br />

some guidelines to very practical matters that may be different from either your<br />

secondary school or another university.<br />

How to address your instructor<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are differences in the way students address their instructors all over the<br />

world. <strong>The</strong> atmosphere at <strong>LUC</strong> is quite informal, but that does not mean that<br />

you should automatically address all academic and support staff by their first<br />

names. Usually your instructor will indicate in the first class how s/he prefers to<br />

be addressed, with or without their appropriate title, which could be Dr. or Prof.,<br />

or simply Mr. or Ms.<br />

If you are sending an email message to a staff member whom you do not know,<br />

your safest bet is to address them with their title and surname: eg. “Dear Prof.<br />

Goto-Jones”, “Dear Dr. Hwang”, “Dear Ms. Gabriël”.<br />

Preparing for classes<br />

For each class your instructor will have assigned texts to read or assignments to<br />

complete before class. It is your own responsibility to check the course syllabus and<br />

make sure that the preparation is done in time. This is not only because you will<br />

get more out of the class yourself, but also because your classmates will learn from<br />

your interaction with them and the instructor. Learning at <strong>LUC</strong> is hardly passive;<br />

rather, the many discussions, debates, presentations, and simulations in class all<br />

build upon the texts and exercises prepared by each participant before class; the<br />

breadth, depth, level, and sophistication of the classroom learning experience is a<br />

collective endeavor, and you should expect to contribute actively. When reading<br />

an assigned text, make sure you also think about it critically. Take notes, keep<br />

records of your questions and comments, and share them in class.<br />

* We gratefully acknowledge Prof. dr. sally Brown and her colleagues at Leeds Metropolitan University for the inspiration<br />

that their booklet ‘a student guide to University assessment’ has given us for this section.<br />

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Class participation<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>LUC</strong> learning environment encourages and trains students to take responsibility<br />

for their own learning process. This is not only achieved through pre-class<br />

preparation, but also by conduct in class. Participating in discussion is key, but<br />

so is the skill of listening to your classmates and acknowledging different points<br />

of view. Speaking a lot does not compensate for speaking before thinking, and<br />

mutual respect and understanding bolster an open and supportive classroom<br />

for all.<br />

assessment<br />

Exams, papers, presentations, discussions and practicals are all ways to engage<br />

your understanding of academic material, as well as to assess how much you have<br />

learned and which level you have achieved. <strong>LUC</strong> uses continuous assessment,<br />

the precise formulation of which will differ from course to course, in accordance<br />

with the learning outcomes. With the short and intensive blocks, you can expect<br />

your first assessment fairly soon. Always check course outlines for expected<br />

preparation for the first session, and always read course syllabi carefully to see<br />

what is expected for each assessment component. Also read the Honour Code<br />

in this handbook carefully to acquaint yourself with the standards of academic<br />

honesty and conduct enforced at <strong>LUC</strong>. Whenever planning and meeting the<br />

demands on your time prove difficult, seek guidance from your tutor.<br />

Feedback<br />

Your instructor should return work to you within ten working days, not only<br />

with a grade, but also with feedback that will help you to improve your work.<br />

This is one of the main reasons for using continuous assessment and we expect<br />

students to take this feedback into account in their future work. If there are<br />

comments you do not understand, or you would like more feedback, contact<br />

your instructor.<br />

If you find that you need more support in writing and structuring arguments,<br />

you can contact Dr. Corina Stan at the <strong>LUC</strong> Brill-Nijhoff Writing Institute. If<br />

you need support in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and<br />

statistics, get in touch with Dr. Patsy Haccou and Dr. Brandon Zicha at the <strong>LUC</strong><br />

Asiascape Science and Media Centre.<br />

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Group work<br />

In many courses you are assigned to work in groups. Group work has many<br />

advantages but can also cause difficulties. Keep these guidelines in mind when<br />

working in a group:<br />

• If you are working together on a project it may be wise to agree on some<br />

ground rules at the beginning, such as ways of communicating, roles, and<br />

responsibilities. Each group member may have different assumptions about<br />

common practice, and so it is important to discuss your expectations explicitly<br />

from the start.<br />

• Make sure you can all contribute to the learning process because that is the<br />

whole idea of group work: three or four heads should accomplish more than<br />

one, and discussing materials, analysing questions and coming to solutions<br />

will help your learning process. Explaining a difficult topic to a fellow student<br />

is also a good way for you to learn and reinforce your own understanding.<br />

• If you feel that one of the members in your group is not pulling his/her<br />

weight, address it early on. Perhaps your classmate feels overwhelmed,<br />

left out, or has difficulties understanding or communicating. Try to find a<br />

solution together. If things really get out of hand, ask your instructor for<br />

assistance and talk to your tutor for suggestions forward.<br />

excellence<br />

As the international, honours college of Leiden University, <strong>LUC</strong> seeks to promote<br />

excellence in our students and our staff. Excellence can manifest itself in many<br />

different ways, but it can also simply refer to those who excel in their accomplishments<br />

within certain fields of activity. Hence, at the end of each teaching<br />

block, <strong>LUC</strong> produces an Honour Roll, on which it lists the 5% of students whose<br />

average grades are the highest in their cohort. At the end of each semester, the<br />

top 5% of both blocks overall are listed on the Dean’s Roll, and those students<br />

are invited to participate in the Dean’s Masterclass in the following semester for<br />

additional credit. Outstanding teaching is also recognised through the Best<br />

Teacher Award, which is based on the evaluations of classes by students.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dean’s Masterclass is an advanced-level seminar which includes supervisions<br />

by the Dean, typical of graduate programmes; successful completion of it will<br />

earn the students 5EC. Students who achieve 15EC in these masterclasses during<br />

their <strong>LUC</strong> career will receive ‘Dean’s Honours’ on their degree supplement.<br />

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Supervisions will be in very small groups and may also involve PhD students<br />

working on similar topics. <strong>The</strong> topic of the masterclass will vary per semester and<br />

will reflect the research interests of the Dean and the mission of <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

Studying Abroad<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> offers students the opportunity to study at a university abroad for one<br />

semester, either in the second semester of the second year or the first semester of<br />

the third year. For this purpose <strong>LUC</strong> has set up special student exchange agreements<br />

with world-class universities all over the world. Given the international<br />

orientation of our programme, our staff and our students, <strong>LUC</strong> facilitates eligible<br />

students to take advantage of this opportunity to experience another part of<br />

the world and its academic atmosphere.<br />

In addition to <strong>LUC</strong>’s own agreements, <strong>LUC</strong> students are entitled to apply for<br />

exchange within the more general framework of Leiden University’s extensive<br />

international partnerships. Students may also submit proposals for studying at<br />

universities or colleges with which neither <strong>LUC</strong> nor Leiden University presently<br />

has an existing arrangement, but note that this requires additional administration<br />

and significant planning beforehand. All students who would like to study<br />

abroad for a semester must meet the eligibility criteria for the <strong>LUC</strong> Semester<br />

Abroad Programme and the application deadlines stated on the relevant section<br />

of the <strong>LUC</strong> website. While the advice of tutors should be sought, Irene van der<br />

Wal, <strong>LUC</strong> Study Abroad and Student Exchange Officer, will provide students<br />

with information on exchange possibilities and all other aspects of studying<br />

abroad, such as expenses, accommodation, visa, and availability of grants.<br />

After University College<br />

Throughout your studies at <strong>LUC</strong>, your tutor offers guidance on your postgraduate<br />

trajectory. <strong>The</strong> <strong>LUC</strong> Bachelor’s degree offers opportunities for further<br />

study at Leiden and abroad, as well as careers in government, NGOs, thinktanks,<br />

international public and private institutions, and a variety of industries. Many<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> students envision a career as a policy advisor, diplomat, researcher, management<br />

consultant, journalist or other creative/critical roles in diverse fields.<br />

As an <strong>LUC</strong> graduate, you will be qualified to apply for studies at Master and PhD<br />

level at major research universities anywhere in the world, or to pursue a career<br />

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in (inter)national corporate or public organisations. With the profile of <strong>LUC</strong><br />

students in mind, we have established contacts with many of the world’s leading<br />

institutions in fields of peace, justice, and sustainability. Speak with your tutor<br />

about the best possible routes to pursue: expect your interests to change in and<br />

out of the classroom as you encounter professionals in different fields of study<br />

and areas of work, and aim high!<br />

For more information about the work and academic opportunities open to <strong>LUC</strong><br />

students after graduation, see the relevant sections of the <strong>LUC</strong> website.<br />

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aCademiC rULes and regULations<br />

<strong>The</strong> Honour Code<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague is an honours college in every sense of the word. Not only<br />

does it enshrine the top academic standards, it also expects the highest levels of<br />

conduct from its members - both students and staff alike.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Honour Code describes our joint commitment to uphold the values and<br />

ideals of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague as well as the highest standards of academic and social<br />

conduct. Our Honour Code, which rests on <strong>LUC</strong>’s commitment to individual<br />

responsibility and mutual respect, is the backbone of our college community<br />

and our integrity as scholars. It is the over-arching code within which all <strong>LUC</strong>’s<br />

other rules and regulations reside: infringements of the Honour Code, not<br />

withstanding other conventions, will be acted upon. As such, the Honour Code<br />

falls under the direct responsibility and authority of the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong>. Whilst<br />

it should be hoped that this code will not need to be invoked, violations of its<br />

terms will be taken seriously and consequences can be severe. In the worst cases,<br />

expulsion from <strong>LUC</strong> may be necessary.<br />

1. <strong>The</strong> Honour Code is an undertaking of the students, individually and collectively:<br />

a. that they will not give or receive aid in examinations; that they will not give<br />

or receive unpermitted aid in class work, in the preparation of reports, or in<br />

any other work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of grading;<br />

b. that they will acknowledge the sources of all information that they have<br />

gathered, including the work of other students;<br />

c. that they will do their share and take an active part in seeing to it that others<br />

as well as themselves uphold the spirit and letter of the Honour Code.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> faculty on its part manifests its confidence in the honour of its students<br />

by refraining from taking unusual and unreasonable precautions to prevent<br />

the forms of dishonesty mentioned above. <strong>The</strong> faculty will give the students<br />

trust. <strong>The</strong> faculty will also avoid, as far as practicable, academic procedures<br />

that create temptations to violate the Honour Code.<br />

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3. While the faculty alone has the right and obligation to set academic requirements<br />

and standards, the students and faculty will work together to establish<br />

optimal conditions for honourable academic work.<br />

Examples of conduct which will be regarded as being in violation of the Honour<br />

Code include:<br />

• Copying from another’s work or allowing another to copy from one’s own;<br />

• Unpermitted or unacknowledged collaboration;<br />

• Plagiarism;<br />

• Submitting the same piece of work to different instructors for grading, or<br />

revising and resubmitting a piece of work from one course for another<br />

without the instructor’s knowledge and consent;<br />

• Giving or receiving unpermitted aid on a take-home examination.<br />

4. Because <strong>LUC</strong> is a residential college, the Honour Code is also an undertaking<br />

of the students, individually and collectively:<br />

a. that they will always seek to balance their individual freedom against respect<br />

for others;<br />

b. that they will deal with conflict and adversity in a mature manner, seeking<br />

resolution through dialogue, and experiencing disagreements as an opportunity<br />

for personal growth;<br />

c. that they will respect the environment and facilities of the college and its<br />

accommodation, including the wider environment around these buildings<br />

in the neighbouring communities;<br />

d. that they will be respectful of the rights of others to relax and enjoy themselves<br />

on the college premises, including in the dormitories, but will also be<br />

respectful of those seeking quiet and privacy;<br />

e. that they will not engage in any illegal activities or other activities that may<br />

dishonour <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

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Examples of conduct which will be regarded as being in violation of the<br />

Honour Code include:<br />

• Vandalism<br />

• Violence<br />

• Harassment<br />

• Discrimination<br />

• Anti-social behaviour<br />

• Substance abuse<br />

• <strong>The</strong>ft<br />

5. Infringements of the Honour Code will be reported to the student’s instructors,<br />

personal tutor, Senior Tutor, or the Examinations Committee as<br />

appropriate. <strong>The</strong>se offices will be responsible for informing the Dean of the<br />

infringements, and the Dean will take the appropriate action.<br />

6. Students who feel that their instructors or personal tutor are in violation<br />

of the Honour Code should report this to the course convenor, Senior Tutor,<br />

or Director of Studies as appropriate. <strong>The</strong>se offices will be responsible<br />

for informing the Dean of the infringements, and the Dean will take the<br />

appropriate action.<br />

7. Should staff or students feel that an infringement is of such a nature that it<br />

should be taken directly to the Dean, the Dean will give a hearing and will<br />

take action as appropriate.<br />

8. Where the rules and regulations of other bodies or offices in <strong>LUC</strong> seem<br />

to conflict with the Honour Code, in principle or in practice, the Dean of<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> should be made aware and will be responsible for resolving any such<br />

conflicts.<br />

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Academic Rules and Regulations<br />

All academic rules and regulations with regard to teaching and examinations are<br />

laid out in this chapter. <strong>The</strong>se are in conformity with the formal ‘OER’ (Course<br />

& Examination Regulations) approved for <strong>LUC</strong>; the rules and regulations in this<br />

handbook constitute the elaboration of that basic document for operation within<br />

the college. Because the OER is a translation of a Dutch document, the language<br />

there may differ from the more natural English in our rules and regulations. <strong>The</strong><br />

OER can be found on the college website.<br />

Furthermore, <strong>LUC</strong>’s rules and regulations exist within the framework of its<br />

Honour Code, which is elaborated in this handbook as the fundamental basis<br />

of the college.<br />

<strong>The</strong> protocols of specific committees, such as the Examinations Committee,<br />

can be found on their pages on the <strong>LUC</strong> website. Every student enrolled in the<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> bachelor’s programme is responsible for knowing and complying with the<br />

rules and regulations as laid out here and is, thus, expected to comply with its<br />

content. We advise you to read carefully through this chapter, as this might save<br />

you a lot of time, disappointment and problems later. If you have any questions<br />

with regard to these rules and regulations, do not hesitate to contact the <strong>LUC</strong><br />

Examinations Committee to ask for an explanation.<br />

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Rules and Regulations on Education and Examinations<br />

of <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

Contents<br />

Paragraph 1 - general provisions<br />





ART. 1.5 MAJOR<br />

ART. 1.6 MINOR<br />

ART. 1.7 STUDY LOAD<br />




ART. 1.10 DEGREE<br />


Paragraph 2 - admissions<br />






Paragraph 3 - structure of the degree program<br />



ART. 3.3 MAJOR<br />

ART. 3.4 MINOR<br />



ART. 3.7 LEVEL<br />


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Paragraph 4 - assessment<br />

ART. 4.1 GENERAL<br />







Paragraph 5 - academic advising and tutorial<br />



ART. 5.3 P1 (PART 1) STUDY ADVICE<br />



Paragraph 6 - final provisions<br />

ART. 6.1 AMENDMENT<br />





Paragraph 1 - general provisions<br />


<strong>The</strong>se regulations apply to the education and examinations of the bachelor’s<br />

degree programme offered by <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague, hereinafter called: the degree<br />

programme. <strong>The</strong> regulations have been laid down by the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong>, having<br />

obtained the approval and advice of the Academic Board, the Staff Student<br />

Committee, the Examinations Committee, and the Faculty Council of Campus<br />

Den Haag.<br />

<strong>The</strong> regulations take effect on August 1, 2012 and apply to the academic year<br />

2012-2013.<br />

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ART. 1.2 - DEFINITIONS<br />

In these regulations the following terms have the following meanings:<br />

act the Higher Education and Research Act [Wet op het hoger onderwijs<br />

en wetenschappelijk onderzoek] (WHW).<br />

BachelOr’s examiNatiON final examination of the degree programme<br />

BlOck a period of 7 teaching weeks, plus a reading week (ie. 8 weeks); each<br />

semester consists of 2 blocks<br />

c.B.e. College van Beroep voor de Examens. Board of Appeal for Examinations<br />

caPstONe the concluding educational experience/project at <strong>LUC</strong><br />

class a group of no more than 20 students taking a specific course. A<br />

course may have multiple classes, sometimes with different instructors,<br />

depending on the number of students enrolled<br />

cONveNOr the faculty member responsible for organizing a course<br />

cOre part of the degree programme consisting of courses compulsory for<br />

all students<br />

cOurse catalOgue register, kept under the responsibility of the Directors of Studies, of<br />

the courses offered by <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague<br />

cOurse a study unit of the programme as defined in Section 7.3 of the Act.<br />

<strong>The</strong> study load of each course is expressed as whole credits. Every<br />

course involves assessment. A course may be taught in a number of<br />

classes.<br />

credit the unit expressing the study load of a course, pursuant to the Act.<br />

According to the ECTS, one credit equals 28 hours of study.<br />

A standard course at <strong>LUC</strong> carries 5 credits.<br />

ects the European Credit Transfer System<br />

examiNatiON an evaluation of the knowledge, understanding and skills of a<br />

student in respect to a particular course, and an assessment thereof,<br />

in accordance with Section 7.10 of the Act, by at least one examiner<br />

appointed to this purpose by the Examinations Committee<br />

examiNatiON cOmmittee the board of examiners of the programme, established and appointed<br />

in accordance with Section 7.12a of the Act<br />

examiNer the person appointed by the Examinations Committee to conduct<br />

examinations, in accordance with Section 7.12c of the Act<br />

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exteNuatiNg<br />

circumstaNces<br />

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properly documented and registered circumstances that are serious<br />

and beyond the control of students, and which demonstrably impact<br />

on their academic performance<br />

geNeral educatiON part of the degree programme in which the student acquires the<br />

required breadth of knowledge and approach<br />

gPa grade point average: weighted average of all overall grades obtained<br />

by the student<br />

he In this document ‘he’ has no gender specific meaning.<br />

iNstructOr the teacher of a class<br />

register of the programmes offered by Leiden University, kept under<br />

supervision of the Executive Board, referred to in Section 7 of the<br />

Executive and Management Regulations<br />

leideN uNiversity<br />

register Of study<br />

PrOgrammes [leids<br />

uNiversitair register<br />

OPleidiNgeN]<br />

level the demands of a course according to the level of theoretical and empirical<br />

work expected of a student. Level maps progression through a<br />

track, building from basic (100) to advanced (300) knowledge.<br />

majOr part of the degree programme in which the student gains in-depth<br />

knowledge of a cluster of academic areas grouped around a theme<br />

OutliNe a 2-3 page description of a course, published in the e-prospectus at<br />

Leiden University<br />

P1/P2 <strong>The</strong> first two semesters of the programme at <strong>LUC</strong> constitute ‘P1’<br />

(part1) of the programme. This corresponds to the core programme,<br />

prior to specialization in a major. ‘P2’ (part 2) is comprised of the<br />

2nd and 3rd years (semesters 3-6). <strong>The</strong> final degree classification will<br />

be calculated based on P2 performance. Students must pass P1 before<br />

progressing to P2.<br />

Practical exercise as defined in section 7.13 (2) (d) of the Act, a practical training or<br />

other activity combining teaching and learning, which is aimed at<br />

acquiring specific skills<br />

PrOgramme the portfolio of courses offered by <strong>LUC</strong> as constituting the BA or BSc<br />

degree; an individual programme refers to the courses chosen and<br />

taken by particular students in the accomplishment of their degree<br />

PrOject course in which education takes place by means of projects<br />

PrOsPectus a paper and/or digital document containing details of the whole<br />

programme offered in a certain academic year<br />

semester period of 16 weeks, comprised of 2 blocks of 8 weeks each; each<br />

academic year consists of 2 semesters<br />

studeNt a person registered with Leiden University for the purpose of<br />

receiving education and/or taking the interim examinations and<br />

examinations of the degree programme<br />

syllaBus a paper and/or digital document containing details and information<br />

on a course<br />

track a series of 100-200-300 level courses in a specific field of study<br />

tutOr a member of the academic staff assigned to give regular advice to a<br />

student on matters of academic and personal development at <strong>LUC</strong><br />

Other terms possess the meaning which the WHW confers on them.<br />


<strong>The</strong> programme at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague has the objective to train students in the<br />

tradition of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a focus on Global Challenges,<br />

leading to graduates who have the following knowledge, skills and orientation:<br />


1. Knowledge in Major<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) have an overview of the knowledge base in the domain of their chosen major.<br />

This includes knowledge of the most important theories, models, concepts<br />

and discourse of the area of study.<br />

b) demonstrate deep knowledge by not just learning facts but by applying<br />

concepts and models with reference to real world cases.<br />

c) are able to analyse real world cases, choosing the most appropriate research<br />

methods for the case at hand.<br />

2. Knowledge in General Education<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) have insight in the origins and interaction of humans with each other and<br />

the planet they inhabit, based in the natural sciences, law, social sciences and<br />

humanities.<br />

b) have a broad knowledge base that enables them to place global challenges in<br />

multiple perspectives.<br />

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3. Academic Skills<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) demonstrate the ability to analyse and evaluate cases, arguments and lines of<br />

reasoning, distinguishing between facts and opinions.<br />

b) can conduct research, individually or in a group, a case, problem or issue and<br />

integrate knowledge with, analytical, problem-solving and communication<br />

skills to come to a solution, recommendations, or advice.<br />

c) demonstrate mathematical competencies as required.<br />

4. Interdisciplinary Skills<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) have an understanding of the various fields of study, their subject matter,<br />

epistemology, ontology, methodology, and research methods.<br />

b) can analyse a complex case and determine which disciplines and research<br />

methods are needed to come to a solution.<br />

c) can combine knowledge and methods from various disciplines to come to an<br />

integrated approach for the case at hand.<br />

d) can create new ideas and contribute to solutions by bringing together or<br />

reapplying existing knowledge.<br />

e) can argue a well-considered stance, making use of the relevant disciplines.<br />


5. Global Citizenship<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) accept and act upon their social and civic responsibilities, aiming to be the<br />

best they can be and inspire and help others to reach their goals.<br />

b) make a positive contribution to world peace, security, and sustainability, at<br />

local, national, or global level.<br />

c) have an open mind towards the world they live in, acknowledging that<br />

they will have to continue to reflect upon their own values and beliefs while<br />

coming into contact with others.<br />

d) are able to work and live in different cultural environments.<br />

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6. Personal Skills<br />

<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) are able to reflect upon their own opinions and ideas and to keep an open<br />

mind when new insights or knowledge are presented.<br />

b) have leadership skills, take responsibility for change, and to protest against<br />

injustice, intolerance, and unethical behaviour.<br />


<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) have excellent written and oral presentation skills and are able to select the<br />

proper format and register for either a lay or specialised audience.<br />

b) are able to present their ideas and analyses in an unambiguous and coherent<br />

way, using the appropriate methods of communication for the situation.<br />

c) have learned to work in a team, both organising and contributing to the<br />

group process, with respect for all who are in the group.<br />

d) appreciate, value and embrace diversity in academic disciplines, cultural<br />

backgrounds, and personal styles.<br />


<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) have developed a way of life that is aimed at continuous learning, regardless<br />

of the stage of life they are in. <strong>The</strong>y will continue to develop and pursue their<br />

academic interests throughout their careers and life and are able to organise<br />

their own learning.<br />

b) have acquired the skills to detect deficiencies in their own knowledge and<br />

have the tools to obtain, evaluate, and absorb new information quickly.<br />

c) demonstrate profound respect for academic integrity and ethical scholarship.<br />


<strong>LUC</strong> graduates<br />

a) are fully prepared for further studies, in particular the degree of Master of<br />

Arts or Master of Sciences at a top international university.<br />

b) are fully prepared to enter the workplace in positions of influence and responsibility,<br />

and contribute to building a better world.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> degree program is full-time and residential.<br />

ART. 1.5 - MAJOR<br />

<strong>The</strong> following majors are offered at <strong>LUC</strong>:<br />

Global Justice; Human Interaction; International Development; Sustainability;<br />

World Politics, Political Arts. Combined majors (in which students select coherent<br />

pathways through two of the regular majors, including relevant methodology<br />

courses, leading to more than the normal 80 credits designated for the major)<br />

and double majors (in which students take two full majors, totalling 160 credits)<br />

are possible in exceptional circumstances, and only with the special approval of<br />

the Examinations Committee, but are not recommended.<br />

ART. 1.6 - MINOR<br />

Students may elect to take a minor (normally 30 credits) in a field different from<br />

their major. <strong>The</strong> coherence and quality of this minor will be validated by the<br />

Examinations Committee prior to graduation.<br />

Minors are not compulsory.<br />

ART. 1.7 - STUDY LOAD<br />

<strong>The</strong> normal study load of the programme is 180 credits. <strong>The</strong> first year has a study<br />

load of 60 credits and is an integral part of the programme.<br />



<strong>The</strong> programme aims to start on 1 September of each year. <strong>The</strong> programme<br />

is based on the uniform structure of the academic year; it is divided into two<br />

semesters of two blocks each.<br />


1. <strong>The</strong> programme ends with the Bachelor’s Examination, which marks the<br />

completion of P2.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee decides on the result of the bachelor’s<br />

examination as soon as the student has submitted satisfactory proof of<br />

examinations s/he passed and the academic level thus acquired.<br />

3. Prior to deciding on the result of the Bachelor’s Examination, the Examina-<br />

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tions Committee has the power to examine the student’s knowledge with<br />

regard to one or more courses or aspects of the degree programme, if and<br />

insofar as the results of the examinations concerned give cause to do so.<br />

4. <strong>The</strong> following conditions must be met to pass the Bachelor’s Examination:<br />

the overall average grade (GPA) is equal to or exceeds 6.0; the student is in<br />

honourable and good financial standing with the college.<br />

ART. 1.10 - DEGREE<br />

1. Most students with a major in World Politics, Global Justice, Human Interaction,<br />

International Development, or Political Arts who successfully passed<br />

the Bachelor’s Examination are awarded the degree of ‘Bachelor of Arts’.<br />

2. Most students with a concentration in Sustainability (or with the necessary<br />

components of other majors) who successfully passed the Bachelor’s Examination<br />

are awarded the degree of ‘Bachelor of Science’. It is possible for<br />

students to qualify for the BSc in other majors, provided that they complete<br />

the appropriate courses.<br />

3. Students with a specially designed single major, combined major, or double<br />

major approved by the Examinations Committee and who successfully<br />

passed the Bachelor’s Examination are awarded the degree of ‘Bachelor of<br />

Arts’ or ‘Bachelor of Science’ depending on the profile of the courses followed.<br />

4. Students who have successfully completed the requirements of a minor, to<br />

the satisfaction of the Examinations Committee, will also receive the qualification<br />

of an additional, minor specialisation.<br />

5. <strong>The</strong> degree certificate of the Bachelor’s Examination states the degree<br />

awarded and the <strong>LUC</strong> supplement states the major and minor (if applicable).<br />

6. <strong>The</strong> following degrees will be awarded:<br />

• Ordinary honours 6.0 - 6.4<br />

• Cum Laude 6.5 - 7.4<br />

• Magna Cum Laude 7.5 - 8.4<br />

• Summa Cum Laude 8.5 - 10<br />

<strong>The</strong> final classification will be based on the average grade upon graduation,<br />

calculated over the second and third year of study (ie. classification is for P2).<br />

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7. <strong>The</strong> degree certificate is signed by the Dean and the appropriate Director of<br />

Studies.<br />

8. An <strong>LUC</strong> supplemental certificate, showing the major and minor, and an academic<br />

transcript, showing the student’s progress, are issued with the degree<br />

certificate as separate documents.<br />

9. <strong>The</strong> degree certificate is awarded in public unless the Examinations<br />

Committee decides otherwise.<br />

10. Graduation will take place once per academic year on a date set by the<br />

Examinations Committee.<br />


<strong>The</strong> normal language of instruction and examination in the programme is<br />

English; courses with strong elements of language acquisition may be exempt<br />

from this rule.<br />

Paragraph 2 - admissions<br />


<strong>The</strong> Dean of <strong>LUC</strong> appoints a Board of Admissions, which is responsible for the<br />

admissions procedure and communication of admissions decisions.<br />

ART. 2.2 - ELIGIBILITY<br />

In order to be eligible for admission, a prospective student needs a VWO diploma<br />

or an equivalent thereof, excellent English, good mathematical skills, affinity<br />

for an international environment, and commitment to the ideals and values of<br />

<strong>LUC</strong>.<br />


Since English is the working language at <strong>LUC</strong>, non-native speakers are required<br />

to demonstrate proof of proficiency.<br />

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eNglish Dutch VWO, or have taken a TOEFL-test with the following minimum scores.<br />

Paper-based test: an overall score of 600. Computer-based test: 237.<br />

Internetbased: 100. IETLS test with an overall score of 7.0 (at least 7.0 in each of<br />

the four components). Certificate of Proficiency in English (grade C). Certificate<br />

in Advanced English (grade A). European Baccalaureate (70% for English).<br />

International Baccalaureate (grade 5 for Standard English).<br />

mathematics A mathematics test at <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague, at the discretion of the Board of<br />

Admissions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee shall determine the way in which these tests will<br />

be organised. <strong>The</strong> tests must be passed before the student is formally enrolled<br />

at <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />


1. Prospective students are required to complete an application form, and<br />

compose a personal statement and an essay. <strong>The</strong>y should also submit a letter<br />

of recommendation from a teacher, career counselor or principal who knows<br />

the student well.<br />

2. Through the application form academic performance, among other things,<br />

is assessed.<br />

3. <strong>The</strong> Board of Admissions reviews all complete application files and decides<br />

whether a student will be invited for interview.<br />

4. <strong>The</strong> evaluation of the interview and the personal statement aim at assessing<br />

the academic readiness of a prospective student and his/her motivation for<br />

study at <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

5. After the interview the Dean takes advice from the Board of Admissions,<br />

which makes an overall assessment of the file of each student, and decides<br />

whether or not to invite a student to <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

6. An invitation can be conditional upon students meeting <strong>LUC</strong>’s eligibility<br />

criteria.<br />

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Paragraph 3 - structure of the degree program<br />


<strong>The</strong> programme includes compulsory courses totalling a study load of 45 credits,<br />

normally divided as follows:<br />

geNeral educatiON 4 Global Challenges courses<br />

History of Philosophy<br />

academic skills Academic English<br />

Numeracy<br />

Designing Academic Inquiry<br />

Introduction to Area Studies<br />

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25 credits<br />

20 credits<br />

<strong>The</strong>se courses are deemed to include essential knowledge and skills; they are<br />

listed in the prospectus, wherein students can find more detailed information<br />

on the content and structure of each course.<br />


1. <strong>The</strong> study load of the degree program is 180 credits; one credit is equivalent<br />

to 28 hours of study. A typical course carries 5 credits.<br />

2. In addition to the core courses, students select courses totalling a study load<br />

of 135 credits, of which at least 100 credits will normally be earned by taking<br />

course components offered by <strong>LUC</strong> <strong>The</strong> Hague.<br />

3. <strong>The</strong>se 135 credits are normally divided as follows:<br />

majOr, iNcludiNg methOdOlOgy cOurses (10 credits) aNd caPstONe (10 credits) 80 credits<br />

electives/miNOr 30 credits<br />

glOBal citizeNshiP 25 credits<br />

4. <strong>The</strong> regular study load per semester is 30 credits.<br />

5. <strong>The</strong> choice of courses should be discussed with the student’s tutor and<br />

requires the approval of the Examinations Committee, which will base its<br />

judgement on a proposal by the student exclusively on the coherence and<br />

level of the courses selected.<br />

6. In addition to the courses taught at <strong>LUC</strong> and Leiden University (in Leiden),<br />

students are free to follow optional courses offered by other Dutch universities<br />

or a foreign university or components offered by another legal entity offering<br />

accredited initial education, subject to the approval the Examinations<br />

Committee.<br />

7. No more than 30 credits taken outside <strong>LUC</strong> can normally count towards the<br />

180 credits required for graduation from <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

8. Students seeking to take more than 15 credits in a single block should have a<br />

cumulative GPA of at least 7.5 and seek permission from the Examinations<br />

Committee.<br />

9. Withdrawal from courses: Neither non-attendance nor failure to complete a<br />

course constitute withdrawing from it: failure to complete will be recorded<br />

as a ‘fail’ on the student’s transcript. Students who successfully withdraw<br />

from a course will not have a grade recorded for that course.<br />

a. A student who wants to withdraw from a course should discuss the matter<br />

with his or her tutor and then submit a formal request in writing as<br />

specified under letters (b) and (e) below.<br />

b. A student can withdraw from a course within one week (four contact<br />

hours) after the start of the course. <strong>The</strong> request should be addressed in<br />

writing to the Student Affairs Office, which acts in this instance on behalf<br />

of the Examinations Committee.<br />

c. A student who has withdrawn from a course can choose an alternative<br />

course out of the other courses on offer in that block, subject to capacity.<br />

d. Students whose request to change course has been granted will have to<br />

meet the same attendance requirements stipulated in the syllabus as<br />

students who follow the course from the beginning. Classes missed due<br />

to the requested change do not represent extenuating circumstance.<br />

e. Should a student wish to withdraw from a course after the first week, s/he<br />

can only do so if they remain in good academic standing in that course<br />

and if they have compelling reasons for doing so. A formal application<br />

should be made the Examinations Committee.<br />

ART. 3.3 - MAJOR<br />

1. <strong>The</strong> major is chosen on successful completion of P1, and forms the focus of<br />

P2.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> major normally consists of at least 12 courses (60 credits) chosen from<br />

within one of the identified majors of <strong>LUC</strong>, plus at least 2 methodology<br />

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courses (10 credits) related to the field of the major, and a 10 credit capstone<br />

project.<br />

3. Each major is effectively composed of three tracks, in each of which each<br />

student must complete three courses, usually one each at 100, 200, and 300<br />

level.<br />

4. At least two of the tracks should be connected by an integrative course,<br />

which is a compulsory component in all study plans.<br />

5. For each major a list of pre-approved tracks is provided in the prospectus.<br />

Students can elect to take these in the form suggested.<br />

6. In each major there is also space for additional elective courses.<br />

7. Students can choose courses for the major from the courses listed in the<br />

relevant part of the prospectus, tagged as relevant to their major.<br />

8. A major should include at least 30 credits at the advanced level (level 300 or<br />

higher). This includes the 300-level courses so tagged as well as the integrative<br />

course and the capstone.<br />

9. Courses can be tagged as part of more than one programme component or<br />

major. Yet, a student can only use the credits earned once (ie. in one part of<br />

his/her individual programme).<br />

10. Capstone is the concluding educational unit at advanced level to be followed<br />

in the student’s last semester at <strong>LUC</strong>, with a total value of 10 credits. It is not<br />

only the capstone of the major, but should integrate knowledge from across<br />

the programme in an interdisciplinary way. A proposal for the capstone<br />

should be discussed with a potential supervisor before being formally approved<br />

by the Examinations Committee before the end of the semester prior<br />

to the semester during which the capstone will be carried out.<br />

ART. 3.4 - MINOR<br />

1. A minor normally consists of 30 credits (six courses) chosen from outside<br />

the area of the major.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> courses in the minor must form a coherent programme in an identifiable<br />

field, to the satisfaction of the Examinations Committee. Students must apply<br />

for recognition of a minor in the penultimate semester.<br />

3. <strong>The</strong> minor must include at least 10 EC at advanced (300) level.<br />

4. <strong>The</strong> minor may be comprised of courses offered within <strong>LUC</strong> or outside,<br />

subject to the approval of the Examinations Committee.<br />

5. Courses can be tagged to serve in more than one programme component<br />

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or minor; courses from other majors can be taken as minor choices, but<br />

a student can only use the credits earned once (ie. in one part of his/her<br />

individual programme).<br />

6. Should these six courses fail to convince the Examinations Committee of<br />

sufficient coherence to constitute a minor, students may still receive credits<br />

for them as electives. In this case, they will not receive a minor on their<br />

degree.<br />


1. For the Global Citizenship requirement, the student has to complete 25<br />

credits, which can be chosen from the foreign language courses or the global<br />

culture courses or a combination thereof.<br />


1. Subject to the prior approval of the Examinations Committee, a student may<br />

follow courses that are provided by another faculty of Leiden University,<br />

another Dutch university or a university abroad (through the <strong>LUC</strong> Semester<br />

Abroad Programme).<br />

2. <strong>The</strong>se external courses normally count as electives or contribute to the minor.<br />

3. <strong>The</strong> maximum contribution of external education to the 180 credits required<br />

for graduation from <strong>LUC</strong> is 30 credits. With the approval of the Examinations<br />

Committee, a student is allowed to go abroad for one semester if the<br />

requirements to participate in the Semester Abroad programme are met.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se requirements are detailed in the Semester Abroad Guide.<br />

5. <strong>The</strong> semester abroad will normally take place in semesters 4 or 5 and will<br />

normally carry 30 credits.<br />

6. A student has to submit a proposal for his external education to the Examinations<br />

Committee at least a block in advance.<br />

7. A student can submit a request to the Examinations Committee to enlarge<br />

his or her external education programme with additional credits.<br />

8. <strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee determines before the start of the external<br />

education how the results obtained shall be translated into <strong>LUC</strong> credits and<br />

which part of the degree programme is replaced by the external education<br />

program.<br />

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ART. 3.7 - LEVEL<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are three BA levels at which a course can be offered:<br />

1. introductory (100);<br />

2. intermediate (200);<br />

3. advanced (300).<br />

In specific cases, such as the capstone project and Dean’s masterclass, a graduate<br />

level course (400) may also be offered.<br />


1. In general a 100-level course has no prerequisites, a 200-level course will<br />

have a 100-level as prerequisite, and before a student can start a 300-level<br />

course the appropriate 200-level course should be completed. <strong>The</strong> course<br />

catalogue and prospectus state the specific prerequisites for entry in courses.<br />

2. A student can only start with a course if s/he complies with the prerequisites.<br />

3. A student can be exempted from the prerequisites after written consent from<br />

the course convener and the Examinations Committee. A student can be<br />

asked to complete reading or other work to be granted this exemption.<br />

Paragraph 4 - assessment<br />

ART. 4.1 - GENERAL<br />

1. Part of each course is an examination to determine whether the student has<br />

achieved the educational objectives set for the module in a satisfactory manner.<br />

This includes advice about the student’s participation in the module and<br />

the progress in his or her studies.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> results of all pieces of assessment will normally be expressed as a whole<br />

or fractional number between 1 and 10, including both limits. <strong>The</strong> results<br />

shall not be expressed as a number between 5 and 6.<br />

3. All items of assessment in a course must be completed and passed before the<br />

end of the course, allowing ten working days after submission for marking.<br />

4. An overall mark of lower than 6.0 is a fail; the student will receive no credits<br />

for the course. In order to pass a course, students must show that they<br />

attempted to meet the requirements of ALL assessment elements as specified<br />

in the syllabus. Assessment elements include, for example, web-postings,<br />

in-class examinations or essays.<br />

5. Because <strong>LUC</strong> employs a system of continuous assessment, there are normally<br />

no resits for failed courses. <strong>The</strong> student can repeat the full course at a later<br />

moment but the failing grade will remain on record. Any credit shortage<br />

should be repaired within two semesters of enrolment.<br />

6. Students are required to take examinations at the time they are scheduled,<br />

except with express prior permission of the Examinations Committee.<br />

7. In special cases, the Examinations Committee can grant extenuating circumstances<br />

for students to take examinations under special conditions or at<br />

different times.<br />

8. <strong>The</strong> outline and syllabus for each course state the type, nature and timing of<br />

all examinations in that course; all courses contain at least three moments<br />

of assessment. No single assessment element can count for more than 40% of<br />

the overall course grade. In order to pass a course, students have to attempt<br />

to meet the requirements of ALL moments of assessment.<br />

9. <strong>The</strong> form and nature of assessment in a course cannot be changed while the<br />

course is running.<br />

10. <strong>The</strong> syllabus for each course specifies grade penalties for late submission<br />

(grade reduction), failure to meet word limits or maximum durations (grade<br />

reduction), plagiarism (fail).<br />

11. On the first occasion, plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, will result in<br />

failing the assignment. In the case of a second instance, the student will<br />

fail the course. Should the Examinations Committee find that the student<br />

plagiarised a third time, it will recommend to the Dean that the student be<br />

excluded from further participation in the degree programme.<br />

12. Each course syllabus will also state the conditions under which an examination<br />

should be taken. During examimations it is not normally allowed to<br />

have mobile telephones or PDA’s (personal digital assistant) of any kind<br />

within reach even if they are turned off. <strong>The</strong> exam will be declared invalid if<br />

students do not comply with this rule. For particular courses a course convener<br />

can authorize the use of specific electronic equipment (for example, a<br />

calculator).<br />

13. Within ten working days after the date of the examination, the examiner<br />

shall mark any written or other test and present the student with a written<br />

notification of the result of the examination. If the examiner is unable to do<br />

this within ten working days, the student shall be notified thereof within<br />

said time limit.<br />

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14. Feedback from the examiner will be summative (ie. a grade) as well as formative<br />

(ie. constructive criticism).<br />


<strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee may oblige students to take an additional or<br />

a substitute test for examinations that were passed more than five years ago.<br />

Where this concerns a component of a minor, this provision is subject to prior<br />

consultation of the board of examiners of the department that offers the minor.<br />


1. Within a maximum of thirty days after the results of a written examination<br />

are published, students have the right to view their marked examination<br />

script and the marking criteria, upon request.<br />

2. Upon request, the examiner should also be present to answer the student’s<br />

questions.<br />

3. At the discretion of the Examinations Committee, this inspection can also<br />

be an opportunity to review the evaluation of the work.<br />


1. At the student’s request and after consultation with the examiner involved,<br />

the Examinations Committee may grant a student exemption from one or<br />

more examinations or practicals under the following conditions:<br />

- <strong>The</strong> student has successfully completed, at a university or an institute of<br />

higher education, a course that is similar in content and level to the course<br />

for which the student requests exemption;<br />

- <strong>The</strong> student has demonstrated, through relevant work or professional<br />

experience, sufficient skills and knowledge covered by the course;<br />

- <strong>The</strong> student has successfully completed Pre-University College. In this<br />

case the Examinations Committee shall determine whether and for which<br />

component or components an exemption will be granted.<br />

2. Where the courses concern a minor offered outside <strong>LUC</strong>, the Examinations<br />

Committee will not decide on the granting of an exemption until the board<br />

of examiners that provides the minor has also been consulted.<br />

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1. If the Examinations Committee finds that a student at any examination:<br />

a. had access to unauthorized material or equipment, texts or notes, or used<br />

electronic equipment and/or means of communication;<br />

b. communicated or attempted to communicate with a fellow student,<br />

without prior approval of an invigilator, an examiner or the Examinations<br />

Committee;<br />

c. either cheated or attempted to cheat or abetted cheating;<br />

d. deliberately misled or tried to mislead the Examinations Committee,<br />

examiner or invigilator with regard to the examination;<br />

e. plagiarised or attempted to plagiarise, including self-plagiarism and<br />

copying from another’s work or allowing another to copy from one’s own<br />

work;<br />

f. was involved in any other kind of irregularity;<br />

<strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee may declare the result of the examination<br />

concerned invalid for the student or students in question.<br />

2. In case(s) of plagiarism, the Examinations Committee will impose the following<br />

sanctions:<br />

a. For first time infringements: a fail for the assignment in question;<br />

b. For second time infringements: a fail of the course for which the assignment<br />

in question is required;<br />

c. For third time infringements: a recommendation to the Dean to exclude<br />

the students from any (further) participation in the degree programme.<br />

d. In cases of irregularities other than plagiarism, the Examinations Committee<br />

may impose any of the following sanctions:<br />

a. a reprimand;<br />

b. a fail;<br />

c. exclusion from any (further) participation in one or more examinations<br />

of the degree programme.<br />

4. In cases of irregularities that constitute infringements of the Honour Code,<br />

the Examinations Committee may refer the case to the Dean for disciplinary<br />

action.<br />

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1. <strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee may decide to apply special regulations to the<br />

following categories of students:<br />

- disabled students;<br />

- students with recognised special learning conditions;<br />

- NOC-NSF- recognized top athletes.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong>se students might be given the opportunity to take examinations in a way<br />

adjusted to individual circumstances.<br />

3. A student can submit a request in writing to the Examinations Committee.<br />

4. <strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee can consult an expert before taking a decision.<br />

ART. 4.7 - RIGHT OF APPEAL<br />

<strong>The</strong> Examinations Committee ensures the right of a student to appeal against<br />

the decisions of that committee or an individual examiner. If an acceptable solution<br />

cannot be reached between the student and the Examinations Committee,<br />

the student may request the intervention of the Dean. Finally, the student can<br />

exercise the possibility of lodging an appeal with the examination appeals board<br />

(College van Beroep voor de Examens (CBE)) in accordance with Article 7.61<br />

of the Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs en<br />

Wetenschappelijk onderzoek (WHW)).<br />

Paragraph 5 - academic advice<br />


<strong>LUC</strong> keeps records of the academic results of each individual student. <strong>LUC</strong><br />

provides each student with a list of the results achieved in his/her studies after<br />

the completion of each block.<br />


1. <strong>LUC</strong> undertakes the introduction and academic supervision of students<br />

enrolled in the degree programme, with the aim to help students formulate<br />

their individual academic trajectories within the programme and envision<br />

their options upon completion of the programme.<br />

2. This academic advice is provided by a student’s personal tutor, with a mandatory<br />

meeting per block dedicated to the development and review of the<br />

student’s study plan.<br />

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3. Where the advice of a personal tutor is contested, students can appeal to the<br />

Senior Tutor.<br />

4. Students can seek advice from their personal tutors at any time during the<br />

academic year. Students should keep their personal tutors up-to-date regarding<br />

matters related to or affecting their academic performance.<br />

ART. 5.3 - P1 (PART 1) STUDY ADVICE<br />

1. <strong>The</strong> first two semesters of the programme at <strong>LUC</strong> constitute ‘P1’ (part 1)<br />

of the programme. This corresponds to the core programme, prior to<br />

specialization in a major. ‘P2’ (part 2) is comprised of the 2nd and 3rd years<br />

(semesters 3-6). <strong>The</strong> final degree classification will be calculated based on P2<br />

performance. Students must pass P1 before progressing to P2.<br />

2. At the end of two semesters of enrollment in the degree programme<br />

(usually the end of the first academic year), <strong>LUC</strong> gives each student his/her<br />

P1 study advice. This is an important moment, and the advice will be issued<br />

as a formal document.<br />

3. <strong>The</strong> specific purpose of this moment is for students and their tutors to discuss<br />

the continuation of a student’s enrolment at <strong>LUC</strong> into P2.<br />

4. Negative study advice is binding.<br />

5. Negative P1 advice leads to exclusion from assignments and examinations<br />

that are part of the degree programme for a period of 6 years; students receiving<br />

such advice will be asked to leave <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

6. Such negative advice is issued by the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

7. Prior to such negative advice being issued, the student is given a chance to<br />

be heard by the Examinations Committee, on behalf of the Dean of <strong>LUC</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Student Academic Representative of the <strong>LUC</strong> Academic Board or an<br />

academic advisor (or tutor) can be present as an observer during the hearing.<br />

8. An appeal against negative advice may be lodged within four weeks from<br />

the day on which the decision was taken. <strong>The</strong> appeal should be lodged with<br />

the appeals board (CBE - College van Beroep voor de Examens). An appeal<br />

against a decision made by the CBE must be lodged in a court of law.<br />

9. Positive advice can be given by the Dean or by the Examinations Committee<br />

on behalf of the Dean.<br />

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1. Any student who has obtained at least 50 credits with a grade of 6.0 or above<br />

after two semesters of enrolment in the degree programme shall not receive<br />

negative P1 advice. In all other cases, negative P1 advice will normally be<br />

given.<br />

2. Suspended P1 advice can be issued to students who fail to meet the standards<br />

in 5.4.1 but for whom there are extenuating circumstances. Suspended advice<br />

can only be issued once. If at the completion of the following academic<br />

year the student has failed to pass at least 60 credits including the required<br />

compulsory courses specified in Art. 3.1 they will receive negative P1 advice.<br />

3. Students with positive P1 advice must complete an additional 50 credits<br />

credits with a grade of 6.0 or above within two enrolled semesters of that<br />

advice in order to achieve positive interim P2 advice. <strong>The</strong> 100 credits completed<br />

must include all the required compulsory courses specified in Art. 3.1<br />

(Core and General Education). In all other cases, negative study advice will<br />

normally be given.<br />

4. Failure to achieve positive interim P2 advice, without extenuating circumstances,<br />

will result in a student being placed on academic probation.<br />


1. If the student’s personal circumstances have resulted in failure to meet the<br />

P1 standards, this may be grounds for the decision not to attach a rejection<br />

to the advice as referred to in 5.3.5.<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> following personal circumstances qualify for recognition:<br />

2.1 Illness or indisposition (including pregnancy) of the person concerned;<br />

2.2 Special circumstances in the family;<br />

2.3 Documented disability and/or recognized special learning condition of the<br />

student concerned.<br />

2.1 adm. A student’s illness or indisposition is recognized as a personal circumstance<br />

if:<br />

a. <strong>The</strong> period of illness or indisposition either has lasted for a minimum of 8<br />

days, or the examination date(s) fall(s) within this period;<br />

b. <strong>The</strong> student notifies his/her personal tutor in writing during the period of<br />

illness or indisposition, stating that s/he did not take or may not have passed<br />

the examination(s) due to illness or indisposition; and<br />

c. In addition to reporting the illness or indisposition, the student forwards a<br />

medical certificate issued by the attending physician, which states the period<br />

of illness or indisposition. In case no medical certificate can be produced, the<br />

student must contact his or her personal tutor.<br />

2.2 adm. Special circumstances in the family are recognized as a personal circumstance<br />

if:<br />

a. <strong>The</strong> student can provide evidence that special circumstances in the family<br />

have taken place; and<br />

b. <strong>The</strong> student notifies his/her personal tutor in writing within a period of 5<br />

working days before to 5 working days after the date(s) of the examination(s)<br />

about the fact that special family circumstances are the reason for not taking<br />

or possibly not passing the examination(s).<br />

2.3 adm. Students suffering from a documented disability and/or recognized<br />

special learning condition must inform their personal tutor at the start of<br />

their studies or as soon as the disability or condition develops.<br />

a. At the request of the student, his/her personal tutor should draw up a<br />

plan of study containing more detailed provisions with regard to the P1<br />

advice.<br />

b. This plan mentioned above must be presented to the Examinations Committee<br />

for approval.<br />

Paragraph 6 - final provisions<br />

ART. 6.1 - AMENDMENT<br />

1. Amendments to these regulations are laid down by the Dean, after consultation<br />

with the Academic Board, the Staff-Student Committee and Examinations<br />

Committee, and with the approval of the Faculty Council of Campus<br />

Den Haag.<br />

2. Any amendment to these regulations will not take effect during the current<br />

academic year, as long as this does not reasonably disadvantage current<br />

students.<br />

3. Furthermore, an amendment cannot apply post hoc to the disadvantage of<br />

any student.<br />

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ART. 6.2 - PUBLICATION<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dean undertakes the appropriate publication of these regulations, the rules<br />

and regulations laid down by the Examinations Committee, as well as any<br />

amendment to these documents.<br />


Students can request a leave of absence. A request for a leave of absence should<br />

be submitted to the Examinations Committee at least 20 working days prior to<br />

the requested leave of absence. A student who returns from a leave of absence<br />

shall be reinstated into his/her course of study.<br />

A leave of absence does not release a student from their housing contract, except<br />

in exceptional circumstances.<br />


In cases not specified in these regulations, the Examinations Committee will<br />

ensure that the appropriate office takes a decision.<br />


In case it is the Examinations Committee’s opinion that full application of these<br />

regulations shall lead to unfairness of a decisive nature in view of special or<br />

extenuating circumstances, the Examinations Committee is authorized by the<br />

Dean to make decisions notwithstanding the conventions.<br />

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