Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. It has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Its motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom.
The five disciplinary clusters in which Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center excel are:
- Fundamentals of Science
- Life Sciences
- Health and Wellbeing
- Law, Politics and Administration
- Languages, Cultures and Societies
The University’s academic partners in the province of Zuid-Holland are Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within Europe, Leiden University works intensively with the other members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).