Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. 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
Leiden University has seven faculties, situated in Leiden and The Hague.