The Faculty of Archaeology ranks as the best on continental Europe and is in the top ten of the world. The Faculty hosts a successful, multi-disciplinary team of researchers active over the entire globe. Increasingly, international students find their way to Archaeology in Leiden, up to 50% of all students in the master's phase.
Our main topics are human origins, the archaeology and deep history of migration, colonisation, colonial encounters, globalisation, and cultural identity.
The Faculty of Archaeology 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:
Top ten worldwide
The Faculty ranks in the top ten worldwide in academic reputation and research impact (February 2018 QS World University Ranking by subject).