Distinguished alumni, former students and faculty members of Franeker University

Jean-Nicolas-Sébastien Allamand (1713-1787), professor of philosophy (1747-1749) then professor of mathematics and philosophy, University of Leiden Lieuwe van Aitzema, historian and diplomat William Ames, theologian Willem Baudartius, theologian Balthasar Bekker, theologian Court Lambertus van Beyma, delegate of the Frisian States Govert Bidloo, anatomist and personal physician of William III of Orange-Nassau, Dutch stadholder and king of England Cornelius […]

Meet the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Few people realize how unique the Kingdom of the Netherlands is in terms of geography, history and global importance. The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four autonomous countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten. The latter three are located in the Caribbean. The country of the Netherlands consists of a territory in Europe […]

What is a Memorial University?

According to UNESCO, there are about 50-70 institutions of higher learning named as “Memorial” university or college, including the well-known Memorial University of Newfoundland (or simply “Memorial University”) and Lincoln Memorial University. For unknown reasons, this naming form is especially common in the Philippines. A Memorial University is typically established to honor and memorialize a […]

Increase in imported malaria in the Netherlands in asylum seekers and VFR travellers

Malar J. 2017 Feb 2;16(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1711-5. Increase in imported malaria in the Netherlands in asylum seekers and VFR travellers. de Gier B1, Suryapranata FS2,3, Croughs M4,5, van Genderen PJ6, Keuter M7, Visser LG8, van Vugt M9, Sonder GJ10,11,9. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Malaria is a notifiable disease in the Netherlands, a non-endemic country. Imported malaria infections occur regularly among travellers, migrants and […]

Zika Virus Outbreak on Curaçao and Bonaire, a Report Based on Laboratory Diagnostics Data

Stephanie M. Lim1*, Robert Wever2, Suzan D. Pas3, Gygliola Bonofacio2, Marion P. G. Koopmans3 and Byron E. E. Martina1,3 1Artemis One Health Research Foundation, Delft, Netherlands 2Medical Laboratory Services, Willemstad, Curaçao 3Department of Viroscience, WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fevers, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands Background: Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged in May 2015 in Brazil, from which it spread to […]

Feature: Curaçao

Politically, Curaçao is an autonomous country that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (map below). Geographically, It is an island located in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country (Dutch: land) of the Kingdom of the […]