Universiteit Leiden

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About us

The Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden is the leading academic institute for Archaeology in the Netherlands, and one of the largest in the world. The Faculty is an international front-runner, in the top ten of the QS World University Ranking, at subject level.

The Faculty has more than 100 staff (around 50 permanent) and about 600 students (400 BA students and 200 (research) MA students). The Faculty also boasts around 50 PhD students and 20 postdocs. Our members come from every corner of the world.

Our researchers publish in eminent journals and with internationally-recognised publishers. Their research is a crucial contribution to the development of archaeological science and provides surprising insights for contemporary and future society. Read more about our research.

Three departments

By its very nature an interdisciplinary field of research, the Leiden Archaeology Faculty has been very active in creating networks all over the world, collaborating across and within the borders of disciplines. This is best visible in how its researchers collaborate among and beyond the faculty’s three departments:



World Archaeology

The Faculty Board

The Faculty Board is responsible for the daily management of the Faculty.  The Board is composed of four staff members and a Student Assessor. They are supported by a Board Secretary.

Faculty Board Archaeology | from left to right: Jan Kolen, Johan Verweij, Alex Geurds, Amanda Henry, Jan Pronk, Imen el Idrissi


Secretaries to individual members of the Board

Jan Kolen, dean
Yvonne Haring

Jan Pronk, executive director 

Alex Geurds, vice-dean

Amanda Henry

Imen el Idrissi

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