Universiteit Leiden

Canal Watch (De grachtwacht)

Canal Watch (De grachtwacht)

Contribution: Liselotte Rambonnet (biologist) and Auke-Florian Hiemstra (biologist)

Leiden has 28 kilometres of canals, but sail along them and you’ll soon have collected 15 bin bags of litter. Volunteers use De Grachtwacht’s fleet of canoes to clean the canals every Sunday and we use these same canoes for research and tackling litter at the source. You’ll the most unusual finds in our canal museum on Mare Bridge. We now use deposit cups in Leiden, have plastic-free pavement cafés and are gathering new knowledge on urban waste. It’s fantastic that Leiden University supports collaboration between researchers and society because we can all use help with today’s big challenges. Why not join us sometime?

The cortège

 

In academic gown The cortège

A new  Cleveringa

 

A new Cleveringa

Development opportunities

 

Job hopper Development opportunities

Camaraderie

 

Thriving community Camaraderie

City criminologist

 

City criminologist

The Cleveringa meetings

 

The Cleveringa meetings

Knowledge centre

 

Children and anxiety Knowledge centre

 

That ‘my’ Leiden University feeling

Lipsius

 

Unlovely but loved Lipsius

Academic ceremonies

 

Party! Academic ceremonies

Christiaan Huygens

 

ChatGPT Christiaan Huygens