HOVO (University of the Third Age, U3A)
HOVO organises academic courses for people who are 50 years and older. These courses do not result in a diploma, nor do they train participants for a profession.
This means that there is ample opportunity for learners to pursue their personal interests. People attend HOVO courses because they enjoy them, for their personal growth, to keep up with current ideas, and to exercise their minds.
Courses consist of between six and twelve sessions for groups of some 40 attendees. In many cases, the teachers are former lecturers of Leiden University.
2311 GJ Leiden
PO Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden
Laetitia Smit, M.A.
Telephone: +31 (0)71 527 7297
Yvonne Leunissen, M.A., Course organisation
Telephone: +31 (0)71 527 5239
Annette Lips, Accounting & participant administration
Telephone: +31 (0)71 527 6657
The committee of the HOVO monitors the quality of the teaching offered in the courses, and contributes to the programme of the lectures. The committee has been made up of the following members:
prof. dr. E.P. Bos (chairman)
mw. prof. dr. I.A. van Berckelaer-Onnes
prof. dr. ir. J.A.M. Bleeker
prof. dr. E. van der Meijden
prof. dr. R.B. Halbertsma
mw. drs. J.M.H. van der Tak-Aschoff
prof. dr. G. Nienhuis
prof. mr. W.J. Zwalve
prof. dr. R.P. de Vries
Detailed information about courses and office locations can be found on the about HOVO page (in Dutch).