This semester, we have the great pleasure to count 20 Indonesian students to our student population in the English taught elective courses. They come as part of our strategic collaboration with Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Atma Jaya in Jakarta. They study different courses at the Leiden University Medical Center, ranging from Heart and Blood Vessels to Global Health and Advanced Fetal and Neonatal Care.
By far the largest group of international students at the LUMC each year, our Indonesian students contribute greatly to a true global classroom, sharing their global perspective and (highly ambitious!) study ethics with our largely Dutch student population.
Last Wednesday The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Indonesia in the Netherlands welcomed these students on the Embassy premises. During the warm reception, the students were informed on current developments in the relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands in the educational, cultural and health sectors. Off course there has been a strong historical tie between the two countries, but these students are part of a large and vibrant community of Indonesian students, scholars and doctors who study, live and work in the Netherlands today!
Thank you H.E. Mayerfas, Royhan Nevy Wahab and Agus Setiabudi. The Embassy felt like “home away from home” for our students!
In 2018, Prasanna Iyengar was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-IF) to implement a research project on bladder cancer at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in The Netherlands. This two-year fellowship allowed Prasanna to pursue an independent line of research as a senior postdoc, thereby elucidating mechanisms of bladder cancer metastasis as well as further developing his career track.
Leiden2022 marks what the City of Leiden has achieved in science till date and how it wishes to move forward to contribute to challenges of various kinds. The LUMC is one of many organizations showcasing science in practice with interactive events for a variety of target groups. Like with all Leiden based companies, Leiden2022 offers the LUMC the opportunity to show its societal and academic value on an international stage, strengthening its international position, as well as explore possibilities for new international collaborations to contribute to global healthcare challenges even more comprehensively. The Global Impact in Health symposium on May 30th, 2022, part of the LSH week, aims to stimulate just that by bringing together healthcare experts from all over the world working on a broad range of important health(care) related research and projects. Here’s a few things you can expect.
LUMC Global has set out to stimulate international connections in (bio)medical research and education to contribute to global healthcare. Setting up several PhD projects has been one of the key elements in doing this and we’re very proud we’ve been able to set up as many as eight different PhD projects. We are now looking for a Global PhD candidate in Obstetrics in a collaborative projects with Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and UZ Leuven, Belgium.