Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe's leading international research-intensive universities. This prominent position gives our graduates an advantage when applying for positions both within and outside the academic world.
The University premeates the whole city. The city and the University have for centuries been closely interwoven.
On 15 September 2014, the three Presidents of the Executive Boards of Leiden University, TU Delft, and the Erasmus University Rotterdam signed the Joint Regulations of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Strategic Alliance.