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Teaching & Learning
The methods of teaching and learning are continually evolving. New technologies create new opportunities for the way we reach and activate students. In doing so, we can rethink the freedoms and priorities of the teacher, too.
Seeing clearly: How augmented reality can help medical students understand complex anatomy
Medical students at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) can now gain advanced insight into the postoperative anatomy of kidney and pancreatic transplant patients using a new augmented reality (AR) app, AugMedicine - Transplant cases. The app, developed by LUMC in collaboration with Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation (CFI), focuses on enhancing students' understanding of the spatial relations between 2D CT scans and 3D anatomical models.
Creating Green Spaces in a University
While Leiden University is home to wonderful green spaces, such as the Hortus Botanicus and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, not everybody associates the average faculty building with going green. In 2017, as part of a Make-a-thon, colleagues of the Centre for Innovation pitched the idea of a garden. The garden would be in the unused backyard of the Schouwburgstraat of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, and it received the go-ahead!