Universiteit Leiden

City criminologist

Contribution: Lara Ummels (knowledge broker)

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. 

The Cleveringa meetings


The Cleveringa meetings

Knowledge centre


Children and anxiety Knowledge centre


That ‘my’ Leiden University feeling



Unlovely but loved Lipsius

Academic ceremonies


Party! Academic ceremonies

Christiaan Huygens


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