Webster Leiden Campus' 40th Year Anniversary: Academic Conference

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Webster Leiden Campus' 40th Year Anniversary: Academic Conference

Webster Leiden Campus celebrates 40 years in the Netherlands. Join us to commemorate four decades!

By Webster Leiden Campus

When and where

Date and time

Monday, May 22 · 1:30 - 5:30pm CEST


Stadsgehoorzaal Breestraat 60 2311CS Leiden Netherlands

About this event

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Webster Leiden Campus in the Netherlands is one of the four international campuses of Webster University located in Europe (Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, and Athens). It is the only American-accredited University in the Netherlands that offers both BA/BS (undergraduate) and MA/MBA (graduate) education, and the campus was inaugurated in 1983. Since Webster began offering American degrees in the Netherlands, almost 3,000 students have graduated from the Leiden campus. Our alumni work for many of the most prestigious and interesting companies and organizations in the world.

This year, we are celebrating a big milestone of our 40th year anniversary with an academic conference of The World Now (2023) and the World Then (1983)

For detailed program and more information, please visit the 40th year anniversary webpage on our website!

We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate our big milestone of 40th years anniversary. We have two parts of the events:

  1. Academic Conference: The World Now (2023) and the World Then (1983) with agenda and program information in the below section.
  2. Evening Reception (18.00 - 21.00) : Following the academic conference, we invites guests to join us back to Webster Leiden Campus (Boommarkt 1, 2311EA) for a evening reception and network with our Webster Leiden community.


Conference Agenda

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration & coffee

We welcome guests from 13.30. Registration is Required

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Welcome by Webster Leiden Campus Director

Prof. Dr. Jean Paul van Marissing

Prof. Dr. Jean Paul van Marissing, Director, Webster Leiden Campus

2:10 PM - 2:20 PM

Welcome by the Mayor of the City of Leiden

the Mayor of the City of Leiden, Drs. Henri Lenferink

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks and Opening Address Dr. Beth Stroble, Chancellor of Webster University

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Panel Discussion: The World Now (2023) and the World Then (1983)

Webster Leiden Campus’s role and achievements over the past years (1983-2023) in relation to the various topics of: Doing Business in a Changing, Globalized World; Dealing with Adversity in a Digital...

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Sheetal Shah, Academic Director, Webster Leiden Campus

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About the organizer

For the past thirty-five years, Webster Leiden Campus continues to be the only University in the Netherlands offering an American degree to Graduate students.

A recent student poll revealed student appreciation for: small class size (average of 12 students), specialized attention from professors, flexibility of online option, evening classes, and engaging class format with seminars and case studies. Webster program graduates can be found in the Netherlands and around the world and are part of the Webster Global Alumni Network. Graduates from our programs earn a diploma from our main campus Webster University in St. Louis (USA). Due to our status as an American University, we ensure quality courses conducted in English.

Graduates from our university qualify for the "orientation year" in the Netherlands giving them an extra year after graduation to find job opportunities post-graduation.