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Young Academy Leiden symposium on interdisciplinary research

Monday 8 November 2021
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Telders Auditorium

This symposium addresses the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary research. How do we start, fund, and sustain interdisciplinary collaborations? What are the challenges of doing interdisciplinary research? What makes an interdisciplinary project successful? And what is the future of interdisciplinary research at Leiden University?

In this symposium we will discuss these questions will with Hester Bijl, Eveline Crone, Anita Hardon and Judi Mesman. The symposium is open to all – please register in advance if you would like to attend in person. For on-site registration priority will be given to participants affiliated to Leiden University. The livestream is open to all, without registration

The event will also be broadcast via a livestream on this page. 


  • Welcome
  • Panel 1: Funding for Interdisciplinary Research at ERC and NWO

    Prof. Eveline Crone, Vice-President of the European Research Council
    Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, NWO SSH Domain Board Member
  • Panel 2: Interdisciplinary Research at Leiden University

    Prof. Hester Bijl, Rector Magnificus Leiden University

  • Speakers’ roundtable discussion: The Future of Interdisciplinary Research

    Dr. Nadine Akkerman, Leiden Member of De Jonge Akademie

The symposium will be followed by drinks on the ground floor of the Academy Building.

If you have any questions, please contact us at youngacademy@bb.leidenuniv.nl

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