Hester Bijl in the media on corona and female leadership
In the past few days, Vice-Rector Hester Bijl was interviewed by Leiden TV station Unity and the Zuid-Holland Economic Board. In both interviews she looks in more depth at the effect of the corona crisis on the University and her future role as Rector Magnificus of Leiden University.
On the effect of the corona crisis on the University
The corona crisis has turned University life upside down. But coronavirus hasn’t necessarily struck universities such a blow as was expected, says Hester Bijl to Unity (in Dutch). Student enrolments are higher than last year and student progress seems have remained steady.
On her future role as Rector Magnificus and female leadership
As of February 2021, Hester Bijl will be the first female Rector of Leiden University. In a personal interview with Economic Board Zuid-Holland (in Dutch), she explains how she plans to give shape to the role, and the route that led her there.