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Department of Research: Meijers Research Institute and Graduate School

The organisation and quality assurance of the faculty’s academic research is carried out by the Meijers Research Institute.

The Institute is responsible for the registration and evaluation of research at the faculty, and provides support in the fields of external research funding and data management. In addition, the Institute comprises the Graduate School of Legal Studies, responsible for the training of PhD candidates.

Named after.....

The Meijers Research Institute is named after Prof. Eduard Meijers, Professor of Civil Law. In November 1940, along with 29 other Jewish members of staff, he was dismissed by the Nazis. Prof. Rudolph Cleveringa, Professor of Commercial Law and Civil Procedure and Dean of the Law Faculty during the Second World War, expressed his abhorrence of this act in the form of a protest speech. Meijers survived the war and returned to the university, where he was one of the authors of the new Civil Code.  

Research information for PhD candidates.
More specific information can be found on the following pages: 

Research Support Portal
Information for PhD candidates
Information for external PhD candidates
Information for supervisors
Information for fellows / staff members

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