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.
Leiden University has a new strategic plan. For the coming five years the focus will be on stimulating excellence and talent, innovation in education, building an international research and teaching environment, strengthening impact and innovation and the further expansion of Campus The Hague.
The University permeates the whole city. The city and the University have for centuries been closely interwoven.