Leiden University Research Profile

The Leiden University Institutional Plan 2015-2020 ‘Freedom to Excel' describes the university’s mission and core values as well as the direction it hopes to take in the future. With respect to its research, the university prioritises the following aspects:

  • Strengthening our international position as a European research university
  • Further developing our research profile areas and initiating strategic alliances with other powerful players
  • Promoting excellence in research
  • Promoting academic entrepreneurship

Eleven profile areas

Leiden University has selected eleven research profile areas. These are areas in which Leiden plays a leading role, and which tend to relate to current societal issues. Most of the profile areas are interdisciplinary, as are the underlying issues. By focusing attention on these areas, the university aims to maintain its position as a leading research institution.
The university’s profile areas

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Strategic alliance Leiden, Delft and Erasmus
The international face of Leiden University
Partnerships & collaborations

Last Modified: 09-03-2015