Throughout the year, NVIC offers courses that are open to the general public. The following courses are now open for registration: TAFL: Teaching Arabic as a foreign language, Intensive Arabic summer programme and Dutch course.
The NVIC organises weekly lectures (on Thursday) and films (on Sunday) on a variety of subjects. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the institute!
GARDEN is a unique and excellent opportunity for young researchers to speak at an international conference and to make contacts with other young scholars from all over the world.
Taking a little trip away from the always exciting yet exhausting Cairo is just what we, 33 hard working students studying at the NVIC needed. This past March, just as we were halfway on our Cairo adventure the institute took us all on a five-day trip to see the Pearl of the Mediterranean; Alexandria, the city that got its name from Alexander the Great himself.
Dear friends of the NVIC, Our academic year 2016-17 has been a busy one. Our new (from 1 October 2016) Assistant Director for Arabic and Islamic Studies, dr Ifdal Elsaket, traveled to the Netherlands and Flanders to present our activities to our 8 universities (6 in the Netherlands, 2 in Flanders). Ifdal’s position at our institute is made possible by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO, see http://www.fwo.be/en/ ). 18 students came to our institute in our MA autumn semester Arabic and Islam (see http://institutes.leiden.edu/nvic/education/arabic/arab-ma-fall.html ). In January this year, our Assistant Director for Egyptology and Archaeology, dr Marleen De Meyer, taught her half semester for another group of 17 students from KU Leuven, Leiden University, and this year also 2 students from Harvard University (see http://institutes.leiden.edu/nvic/education/egyptian/ )
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship for up to 6 months, connected to the ERC- funded research project Rethinking Disability at Leiden University, in cooperation with the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo.