Leiden University

'Pioneering research and top-level teaching'

Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of theleading 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 has 7 faculties: Archaeology, Campus The Hague, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Science. Leiden also has a graduate school of teaching (ICLON) and an Honours Academy. The University offers a broad range of 46 bachelor's programmes and 73 master's programmes, highly diverse PhD tracks and various interdisciplinary minors. In addition, within the Honours Academy Leiden University offers a Pre-University College, an Honours College, the Leiden Leadership Programme and the Leiden University College The Hague for excellent students.

The University's key principles are:

  • a strong international orientation

  • a research-intensive profile

  • teaching and research of the highest quality

Leiden University actively promotes the following core values:

  • freedom of spirit, thought and expression

  • unrestrained development of knowledge

  • responsibility towards society

  • integrity


Peter van Bodegom

Peter van Bodegom

Full Professor

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Marike Knoef

Marike Knoef

Assistent Professor

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