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Leiden, Key to Discovery

Everything that characterises Leiden’s Golden Age heritage survives to this day: the picturesque historic city centre still holds its landmarks from that time in the form of beautiful city mansions by age old canals. The Hooglandse Kerk and Pieterskerk were built even before that time and are surrounded by narrow medieval streets, hidden courtyards and gables portraying the occupations of the original inhabitants. Here is where you will find many shops, galleries, antiques and book stores, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafes. From higher up, De Burcht provides a spectacular view over the old town.

With its university and Bio Science Park, Leiden is among the most prominent scientific knowledge centres in Europe. The university holds a global top ranking in law and languages, as well as in a broad range of medical, archaeological and physics research, appearing in the top 80 best universities of four internationally leading rankings. The high quality and outstanding level of innovation in its scientific research is one of Leiden’s great strengths. There is a wide range of research facilities available. Leiden is a preferred choice of many internationally renowned scientists for meetings and top level research in a host of academic fields.

Leiden University
Leiden University Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. In the first decades of its existence, the university was host to many international students, from Europe and beyond. Since those early days, it has developed into a truly International university, annually hosting more than 3000 international and exchange students each year in its Bachelor and Master programmes, almost 1000 international PhD students and more than 800 international academic staff. The University has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Our motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom. We distinguish five broad clusters of science areas and on overarching theme.
Leiden University Medical Center

Leiden University Medical Center – LUMC

LUMC is a modern university medical center for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. Its unique research practice, ranging from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research, places LUMC among the world top. Researchers at LUMC work together around 10 Research Themes: Academic Pharma, Neuroscience, Cell Tissue & Organ (Tx), Medical Genomics, Prevention & Lifestyle, Lifecourse Epidemiology and Geroscience, Immunity, Cancer, Cardio-Vascular, Infection.

LUMC strongly underpins the idea that ‘Science is the driving force behind innovative healthcare’. Outcomes of top level fundamental, translational and clinical research by LUMC researchers form a strong basis for innovative and qualitative healthcare on a national, European and international level.

Leiden University of applied sciences

Leiden University of applied sciences

University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Leiden was founded in 1986 and is situated at the heart of Leiden Bio Science Park. We offer our more than 13.000 students freedom of choice and challenge them to realise their full potential. This way, they can acquire all the knowledge and skills they need for their future careers.

UAS Leiden currently offers more than twenty Bachelor’s programs and two Master’s programs in the areas of Health, Education, Social Work and Applied Psychology, Management and Business, Education, and Technology. We have been carrying out international projects for close to 30 years, focusing mainly on development cooperation. These projects aim to build capacity in education institutions in developing countries.

Our Lectorates and researchers are mainly active in the fields of Health, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

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