Leiden University wants its research and teaching to have a positive impact on society. In their efforts to achieve this, many of our researchers collaborate with university and societal partners, the business sector and the general public.
The University promotes an open attitude towards both internal and external parties and a climate of open innovation.
The university of the future will be primarily a network university. This is becoming increasingly apparent as universities realise that they can only achieve their ambitions through cooperation with others. Collaboration and sharing knowledge are consequently becoming ever more important as core concepts in academia.