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‘Merger between universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam’.

Sources have informed the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad that the three universities in Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam will merge in the coming years. This news was originally planned to be presented at the beginning of next academic calendar.
Friday, July 22, 2011

(Rotterdam) – It may not be officially announced yet, but unknown sources state the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam will finalize its merger in the next six to eight years.

The merger will create the largest academic institution in The Netherlands, with 55,000 students. After the merger the university will be called University of Leiden and will consist of campuses in the cities Leiden, Delft, Rotterdam and The Hague.

Now we have to wait until the opening ceremony of the new academic year to hear what the universities officially will have to say. Until then, officials and spokesmen of the universities seem to be reluctant in providing any details.

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