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Career and development

If you have the ambition to continuously develop and grow in your work, then Leiden University is an attractive employer for you.

The university gives its employees ample space to achieve their full potential and gladly invests in this.

Leiden University believes in personal and professional development for everyone, regardless of position. The aim is for employees to be able to adapt to changes in the future, to remain enthusiastic about coming to work and to accommodate their talents. We therefore always discuss how your career is developing during the annual performance and development interviews. And opportunities and needs are identified in the context of ​​further development, learning and growth.

Courses and programmes

There is a broad range of training courses for personal, specialised and strategic development, organised both by Leiden University itself and within the university’s partnership with Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. There are separate training courses for lecturers. We also encourage our lecturers to build their careers based on teaching performance.

Career guidance

Leiden University has its own career counsellors. They are happy to help you with the next step in your career. They can also see if you are eligible for one of the university’s career paths. In addition, they know all the options for coaching and training courses.

Change of position: a win-win situation

Internal mobility has been proven to lead to sustainable employability and satisfied employees. With this aim in mind, the university ctively supports employees who want to change positions or organisational units. Experience shows that an employee who switches to a new workplace always brings useful knowledge to his new environment.

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