Diversity & Inclusion
  Number 18, May 2021
Motherhood, study and the pandemic
For Mother's Day student Susana Filgueiras wrote an article calling on universities to pay more attention to a group of students that is often overlooked: student mothers.
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A dialogue about racism
Column by Aya Ezawa, Diversity Officer of Leiden University

During this year’s European Action Week against Racism, the Diversity and Inclusion Expertise Office joined efforts with colleagues and students around campus to raise awareness and engage in a dialogue about racism. Can we have an open conversation about racism? What should all staff and students know about racism? What can we do to create an inclusive learning and working environment for all?

These columns are published on the Leiden Inclusion Blog.
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ECHO Award 2021: for talented students
ECHO, the expertise centre for diversity policy, confers its annual ECHO Award on talented students with a non-western or refugee background. Applications are now open. The D&I Expertise Office will submit all nominations on behalf of Leiden University.

If you would like to nominate someone or know of someone who might be interested, send an email to by 31 May .

If your faculty has asked you to nominate someone for an ECHO Award, send your nomination to them and they will pass it on to us.
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ECHE 2021-2027
The new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 has recently appeared on our website.
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Susanne Deen Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator at Leiden Law School and FGGA
On 15 April Susanne Deen started as Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator for Leiden Law School and the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.
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