Leiden University has partners in both Leiden and The Hague.
Bio Science park
Leiden University collaborates at the Bio Science Park (BSP) with the business community, the LUMC and the Municipality of Leiden. This flourishing business park comprises some 170 businesses and institutions, 90 of which are life sciences businesses. Many of the businesses and academics at the Leiden Bio Science Park work on drug development. Leiden alumni regularly find work at the Park: the founders and CEOs of a number of businesses studied at or received their doctorate from Leiden University.
LeidenGlobal links cultural and academic institutions, including the University itself, with local communities, the media, the government and NGOs. Its aim is to increase the global impact of the cultural and academic world through cultural meetings, education or policy debate. LeidenGlobal brings together experts whose knowledge covers all corners of the globe.
Luris links societal needs in the region and possibilities in the business community with academic knowledge that is available at Leiden University. Luris brings people together, in order to ensure that the knowledge held by Leiden University has greater impact and value. Luris works on behalf of Leiden University and the LUMC with the business community in our province and has already produced many successful matches.
Lugus is an association for and by Leiden students from all disciplines that helps students set up a successful business. Lugus focuses on bringing together new and established entrepreneurs. Its philosophy is that this cross-pollination can lead to new insights, ideas and businesses.
In PLNT (formerly known as HUBSpot), Leiden University, Hogeschool Leiden, the municipality of Leiden and entrepreneurs have joined forces to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship. PLNT is the meeting place for academic (student) entrepreneurs: Lugus and Luris are here together under one roof. PLNT offers workshops and there are meeting rooms and classrooms available. Starting entrepreneurs can rent office space and above all, there are plenty of meeting places where you can exchange ideas.
De Zijl Bedrijven
De Zijl Bedrijven (DZB) helps people with a disability or people who are reintegrating to find a job in the Leiden region. This organisation finds people the most diverse jobs at the University: they help look after the plant collection at the Hortus Botanicus, are active in the library, do editorial work, work for the University’s catering service, assist in laboratories, do administrative work or help with research.
Campus The Hague
In conjunction with the Municipality of The Hague, Leiden University opened a location in The Hague in 1999: Campus The Hague. This Campus represents a strong combination of expertise from Leiden and Hague in the areas of law, governance and politics.
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Since 2001 Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague (the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art) have been collaborating in what is now the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
At ACPA, artistic and academic expertise are brought together, enabling multi-talented students to nurture and develop both their academic and artistic skills.
Further partnerships have led to the possibility of obtaining a doctoral degree in the creative and performing arts at Leiden University, through the PhDArts and docARTES doctoral programmes.