How safe do the people of Leiden feel? This is what our city criminologist is investigating. Leiden is the first city in the Netherlands with such a researcher. Her research is a great example of what makes Leiden University so special for me: the close relationship between the city and the university. The police are also helping with this research. Anyone who lives in Leiden join in by filling in a questionnaire. Results of the study may lead to measures to increase the feeling of safety for residents. ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together’ – that’s definitely true of the relationship between the city and the university.