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About us

Leiden University has had a campus in The Hague for over 20 years and sees the city as its second hometown.

Leiden University chose The Hague because the city’s identity complements the University. As a city of peace, justice and security and as a metropolitan area, The Hague provides plenty of opportunity for research and teaching. It is also the political and administrative heart of the Netherlands and a home to many international organisations. The teaching and research at Campus The Hague is closely linked to the city’s profile and is grouped into five key themes:

  1. International law, peace and security
  2. Globalisation and international relations
  3. Politics, public administration and public finance
  4. Urban issues
  5. Health and patient care

Equally, the University provides The Hague with a broad knowledge base and employment, and attracts highly qualified young people to the city.

Hester Bijl, Rector Magnificus

‘The great thing about our campus in Th e Hague is the proximity to the policymakers, politicians, judges and organisations working for greater peace, justice and security. Our ambition is to share with them our scientifi c insights and at the same time benefi t from their expertise and experience to broaden our own impact.’

Strategy 2020-2030

For the period 2020-2030, a new strategy has been adopted and an implementation agenda setting the priorities for two years. An overview of the strategy can be found in the brochure Campus The Hague

Contributing to the ambitions of the city

Leiden University wants to help strengthen The Hague as a city of knowledge by deepening its existing relationships and broadening its networks. It also aims to make a significant contribution to the The Hague as a driver of innovation and employment by supporting student and graduate entrepreneurs and attracting talent to the city from home and abroad.

Inspiring environment

Leiden University wants to work with other organisations, higher education institutions and the Municipality to create a healthy and inspiring infrastructure for students, staff and the city’s populace. This entails building an intensive relationship with The Hague and its citizens by transferring knowledge to the city and involving the city in its activities. These are activities that focus on topical, local or University themes; alternatively the University joins existing activities. This is how the Campus contributes to the profile of The Hague and helps make the city a vibrant place.

Health and care in The Hague

Leiden University and the LUMC have been active on LUMC Campus The Hague for several years already. This is an optimal combination of research, teaching and impact in the area of urban health issues. The LUMC Campus The Hague partners are:

  • LUMC
  • The hospitals in The Hague
  • GGD Haaglanden (The municipal health service in The Hague)
  • The Municipality of The Hague
  • Leiden University

The partners work intensively with GPs and other first-line healthcare providers in The Hague to improve public health and healthcare in The Hague.

Erwin Muller, director of Campus The Hague

"Leiden University is committed to excellent education, ground-breaking research and social impact. The Hague offers additional challenges and opportunities. We have already made good progress over recent years, and are enthusiastic and committed to building further on that foundation."

Campus The Hague administration

The Dean of the Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs acts as the manager of Campus The Hague, reaching decisions in consultation with the other deans of Leiden University, under the authority of the Executive Board of the University. 

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