At Leiden University there are many opportunities to attend courses.

Quality criteria for permanent academic staff

Leiden University aims to be an excellent university and strives for a close interrelationship between top quality teaching and research. This means that academics who are members of the permanent staff are required to meet a set of minimum criteria.

Why is broad employability important?

For almost all functions which you might hold after your postdoc period, whether within or outside the academic world, it is an advantage to be broadly employable. It is important that you realize this.

Why is career advice needed?

Building a career in the academic world is not simple: only 12% of postdocs have a permanent appointment at a university after five years (source: Research voor Beleid, 2001). It is therefore wise to investigate what your personal qualities are and how these match different career paths within and outside the academic world.