At the Faculty of Humanities we study languages, cultures and societies worldwide.
Leiden is a unique international centre for the advanced study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present. We aim to contribute to knowledge, the sustainable well-being of societies, and the understanding of the cognitive, historical, cultural, artistic, and social aspects of human life. In research and teaching, we focus on the mobility of people, language, culture, ideas, art, and institutions in a globalizing world, and their interconnectivity through the ages.
Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17 th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking. This encourages us to work even harder to deliver research and teaching addressing current social issues within an international context.