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Find out who to contact with press enquiries and how we tell the world our news.


Press Office of the Executive Board of the University

Caroline van Overbeeke 
Corporate Communication Adviser/Spokesperson 
+31 (0)71 527 3345 

Academic communication

Questions relating to research throughout the University

Marieke Epping
Scientific Communication Adviser
+31 (0)71 5271521

In the event of absence:

Strategic Communication Directorate Secretary's Office
+31 (0)71 527 6131

Questions relating to law research

Department of Marketing & Communication of the Faculty of Law
+31 (0)71 5274865 

Questions relating to teaching research

Wilfried Admiraal 
ICLON professor-director
+31 (0)71 5274015

Questions relating to medical research

For the press officer of Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
see the LUMC website.


News articles

The latest news can be found in the ‘News’ section on the University homepage. For automatic updates sign up for an RSS feed.

Press releases

If you wish to receive press releases from Leiden University, please send your e-mail address, contact details and any areas of specific interest to communicatie@leidenuniv.nl.

Other communication channels

Social Media

We use the following social media channels to publish our news:

University newsletter

Journalists and anyone else with an interest can subscribe to the free Leiden University electronic newsletter (in Dutch) that is published every Tuesday and includes news articles, the calendar of events and laureates. There is also a monthly International Newsletter.


More and more academics and students are blogging on individual and group blogs about research in the most diverse fields. See the ever increasing list of Leiden blogs.

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