Leiden University

The world has a growing need for graduates who understand the complex playing field in which they live and function. It is largely for this reason that we believe in a university without borders; a university that connects knowledge and people from all over the world; an international environment that offers students the baggage they need for a world career.


Innovative, intercultural, international: this is what Leiden University stands for. Through collaboration, the University unites expertise across the boundaries of disciplines and scientific fields. Interdisciplinary collaboration takes place not only across areas of science within the University; there is also collaboration with other research institutions, non-profit organisations, governments and businesses. This collaboration ensures that Leiden University occupies a central position in society.


Within and outside the University, we stand for the following values:

  • Freedom of spirit, thought and speech

  • Unrestricted scientific development

  • Social responsibility

  • Integrity

Last Modified: 13-10-2016