The core of Leiden University's vision is to train students to become academic professionals and engaged, responsible citizens. Once they have graduated, out students will then be able to make a contribution to resolving the challenges currently facing society - both within and outside academia.
This calls for teaching that is both strongly driven and clearly fed by research: teaching that promotes intensive and active learning on the part of students, stimulates the development of academic and professional skills and offers flexibility for individual learning paths. At Leiden University we give talented people the room to develop, we offer supervision to students who need it, and we educate our international and diverse student population to become academics who are ready for the job market of tomorrow.
The core of our vision on teaching Learning@LeidenUniversity is research-driven teaching in an international and diverse learning environment, in which students are encouraged to develop an active and ambitious attitude. This vision on teaching and learning was formulated in 2017 and is the basis for our current teaching as well as an agenda for teaching innovation for the coming years.