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Leiden University is a research-intensive university, and the same applies for Campus The Hague. Our guiding principle is that our teaching should have a clear link to our research.

Fundamental, policy-focused and interdisciplinary research

The research conducted in The Hague comprises long-term and fundamental research as well as policy research, which is generally more short-term. Our research projects are often informed by an interdisciplinary approach. Collaboration is easy with six faculties in one building, Wijnhaven. Campus The Hague is also home to the Montesquieu Institute, which focuses on research on constitutional developments in Europe.


Research themes that are prevalent in The Hague

The long-term research programmes in The Hague focus on themes that are prevalent in the city:

  • public management;
  • comparative policy analysis;
  • security governance; 
  • international law;
  • international and European governance. 

The multidisciplinary Centre for Modern Urban Studies (MUS) also conducts research into large cities.

Working and studying for a PhD

The Hague is home to a unique Dual PhD Centre, which focuses on the combination of work and obtaining a PhD. This gives external PhD candidates the opportunity to devote part of their working time to scientific research that is relevant to their professional field. The Centre helps them develop a research plan, provides training and ensures that their research ties in within a scientific discipline and graduate school, and with the research of a potential supervisor. The Centre offers a unique opportunity for the PhD candidate, the employer and for academia.  

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