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Impact

In our research Leiden University emphasises the need to continually strengthen our fundamental research and to focus on innovation, valorisation and academic entrepreneurship. We regard it as our prime added value to society to educate highly qualified academics who will ensure knowledge transfer from academia to society.

Impact has societal, cultural, economic and scientific influence and significance. There are many examples that can be cited: the impact of scientific and specialist publications, partnerships with industry, knowledge transfer to professionals, policy recommendations for government institutions and participation in advisory boards, lectures and media appearances, open (online) courses on a range of subjects, the development of the Bio Science Park, spin-outs via Biopartner, and participation in the Netherlands Top Sectors.