Leiden's Faculty of Humanities is an international centre for the study of the world's languages, cultures and nations. The Faculty of Humanities is home to a wide range of renowned Dutch and international scholars with expertise in a large number of disciplines, together covering nearly all continents and time periods.
Many of the Faculty's programmes are characterized by a interdisciplinary approach, with researchers sharing their knowledge and insights and thus inspiring and strengthening their research.
In order to facilitate cutting-edge fundamental research at national and international level, research within the Faculty of Humanities focuses on five of Leiden University's eleven profile areas:
- Asian Modernities and Traditions
- Global interaction of people, culture and power through the ages
- Language diversity in the world
- Brain function and dysfunction over the lifespan
- Political legitimacy: Institutions and Identities
Academic research must enjoy the full trust of other researchers and of society. Read more about our policy concerning academic integrity.
Perspectives on the World
The publication Perspectives on the World, Education and Research within the Faculty of Humanities provides an impression of the unique and intriguing research at the faculty and developments in education in the past academic year. It contains facts, figures and eight interviews with remarkable students and scholars.
The Graduate School of the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities offers advanced degrees spanning the humanities, including the creative and performing arts. The School’s field of activity also includes area studies, linguistics, philology, literary theory, history, art history, philosophy and religious studies.