Leiden academics research the world around us and pass on their knowledge to future generations. Each with his or her individual expertise and personal fascination for a particular discipline they are the public face of the University.
Leading academics shape our fields of research and are given the scope and the resources to excel. Time and again they demonstrate their prominent position in world research and are an example to our students. The presence of these leading academics gives Leiden University a good position in international rankings and in personal scientific subsidies and prizes. Our academics feature strongly in the Spinoza Prizes, subsidies awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), Innovation Incentives from NWO and Academy Professorships at KNAW.