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Web editorial team

If you have a question about the University website, or if you wish to post an announcement or report content-related changes, please contact the web editors of your faculty or unit.

De universitaire website bestaat uit vijf centrale websites: de publieke website, de studentenwebsite, de medewerkerswebsite, de website van de bibliotheek en de organisatiegids:

  • Public website
    The public website is aimed at external visitors, gericht op externe bezoekers, including prospective students, alumni and journalists. 
  • Student website
    The student website contains university-wide and programme-specific information for current students, such as education information, timetables and study guidance..
  • Staff website
    The staff website contains internal announcements and information for employees on matters such as human resources, facilities and teaching and research support.
  • Library website
    Thee Library website contains information for internal and external library users and provides access to the catalogue and other library systems.
  • Organisational structure guide
    The Organisational structure guide is intended for both internal and external visitors and contains organisational information such as support units, employee participation and regulations.

Web editorial team per organisational unit

Every faculty and unit has its own editorial and web editorial team, led by an editor-in-chief who acts as the contact person for the local web editors and the for the SC&M web adviser. The editor-in-chief represents the faculty and unit in the University editors-in-chief meeting.

Contact persons per organisational unit

Central websites


Public website

News editors

General web editors

Student website

Contact SEA Communication

Staff website


Library website


Organisational structure guide


Faculty websites



Marten Jesse Pot

Medicine / LUMC

Joël Ebeltjes


Nathalie Borst

Governance and Global Affairs 

Margriet van der Zee


Jelle van de Kamp

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Monique Vilders


Christi Waanders

Interfaculty institutes  
Afrika-Study Centre Leiden Fenneken Veldkamp
Honours Academy Michiel KnoesterFloortje Daemen
ICLON Carla den Hartog
Administration and service  units  

Staff website


ICT Shared Service Centre

Jozien van Akker

Student and Educational Affairs

Remco Zeedijk
Contact SEA Communication

University Libraries

Susanne van Rijn

University Services Department

Iris de Jager

Real Estate

Anneke van Bergen en Henegouwen

Websites and addresses

You can request a website for a degree programme, organisational unit, project or conference from the faculty’s web editorial team via webredactie@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Employee pages

When new employees join, a profile page is created for them on the university website. Profile pages of employees with an academic function also show publications, a profile text and, possibly, related research, news, agenda, PhD students, etc.

Input for this can be provided by filling in an online form. Updating data on a profile page can be done using the same form.

The data is submitted to the web editors, who enter the data on the website.

Via LUCRIS, publications are shown on the personal employee page under the tab 'publications'. For questions about LUCRIS, please contact the LUCRIS helpdesk.

It is important that you, as a university researcher, can be found efficiently. The internet plays an increasingly important role in this. By profiling yourself well through your own page, questions from the media reach you more quickly, and getting in touch with other researchers is easier. When creating or updating your employee page, it therefore helps to keep the following in mind: 


  • Think carefully about 'keywords' on your profile: these are both the search terms through which you want to be found, and the search terms that connect your profile with relevant news, research, colleagues and events (and vice versa) that have been assigned the same keywords.

Profile text

  • Work these areas of expertise into your text in a natural way.
  • Mention at least the most relevant areas of expertise.
  • Write for people and not search machines; improve it if you can, but not at the cost of everything else.

Link building

  • Refer to your profile page on other websites and vice versa. Include relevant links in the text, then place them in the text in an organic way. References to and from social media are also appreciated.

1. Formulating keywords well

First of all, it is crucial to look closely at your profile’s keywords.

  • Keywords are the hub of the website 
    Keywords are assigned on the site to employee profiles, news, events, books and research projects. On this basis, these pages are shown as 'related information' on pages that have the same keywords. The keywords are also clickable and, in this way, work as a search filter.
  • Use clear, simple keywords.
    NOT: 'Political Philosophy, esp. Distributive Justice';
    RATHER: 'Political Philosophy' 'Distributive Justice'
    NOT: 'Acquisition'
    RATHER: 'Language Acquisition'
    NOT: 'Historical linguistics and philology of the other Anatolian languages (Luwian, Lycian, Carian, etc.)'
    RATHER: 'Anatolian linguistics' 'philology' 'historical linguistics'
  • Use approx. 6 keywords 
    To maintain a balance between general and specialist keywords, we recommend the following subdivision:
    - 2 keywords about your field in the broad sense
    - 3 keywords about your own research area
    - 1 keyword explicitly formulated for externally interested parties (such as journalists): what keyword will help them find you?
  • The profile pages and keywords are generally in English. If your research can only be described using a Dutch keyword, it is also possible to use one.

2. Match profile text with keywords

In addition, it is important to also work the same keywords into the profile text itself. This can be done by mentioning the keywords again and linking them to a more in-depth explanation as to why you are specialised in this. This means that you not only have to look critically at the order of the areas of expertise, but you also have to consider which areas of expertise you want to state.

What helps in any case is to mention the most relevant area of expertise three times in the profile text: at the beginning, in the middle and at the end. Work this into the text in an organic way. It makes little sense to simply mention an area of expertise and then say nothing more about it. Optimisation of texts for search engines should never mean that a text is no longer primarily written for human readers.

Lastly, make sure that your profile text is at least 250 words long.

3. Link building

A final option is link building. This is relatively easy to apply, but not always possible. Google places greater value on pages if a link to a profile page can also be found on other websites. The more reputable the linking website, the better.

If you have your own website, it is useful to refer to this on your profile page. These can be interwoven in the text in an organic way. Do not write 'click here to go to my webpage', but 'on my webpage you can find more on relevant areas of expertise' (the italics in both cases indicate the link).

The institute's secretariat is responsible for the website pages connected to the institute and the monthly newsletter of the Institute for History. All requests concerning the website and the newsletter can be sent to history@hum.leidenuniv.nl

News, events, books and media performances

Staff members are especially invited to send information about their recent media performances, events they are organising or books they have published to the secretariat. Please include a picture or photo when you send in an item for the website. All news, events, books and media performances will be included in the monthly institute newsletter and can also be distributed to be included in the Humanities Faculty and/or Leiden University newsletters.

Personal profile page

If you wish to have the text and photo of your personal page updated, you can use this form.

However, not all personal information on the personal profile page can be changed trough this form. See the instructions below:

Changing your job title, department and/or building and room number
  • Contact the secretariat by e-mail.
Mention your first name instead of your initials
  • Go to Self Service
  • Click on 'Personal Profile' (Eigen gegevens), and then on the pencil next to your name and date of birth
  • Enter your first name in the 'Nickname' (Roepnaam) entry field
  • Press 'Save and Back' (Opslaan en terug) to confirm
Reporting ancillary activities
  • Go to Self Service
  • Click on 'Ancillary activities' (Nevenwerkzaamheden), and then on the button 'Report activity'
  • Fill in the form
  • Press 'Submit' to report the ancillary activity
Lucris publications

The publications shown on your personal profile page (under the tab 'Publications') come from the LUCRIS Publication Management system. For more information about how to upload your publications there, please go to the LUCRIS information page.

Research project pages

All (PhD) research projects of the institute can have a project page on the university website. Staff members can provide the secretariat with all necessary information. Please send an e-mail to the secretariat to get started and include the form provided on this page.

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