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About us

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,700 staff members and 29,520 students. The motto of the University is 'Praesidium Libertatis' – Bastion of Freedom.

Faculties of Leiden University

Leiden University has seven faculties, situated in Leiden and The Hague: 

  • the Faculty of Archeology
  • the Faculty of Humanities
  • the Faculty of Law
  • the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • the Faculty of Science
  • the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs
  • the Leiden University Medical Center

These two campus locations,  Leiden and The Hague, are known to reflect both the old traditions of the city, as well as a blend of art and science and are located in the heart of the Netherlands. In addition, the location of the cities of Leiden and The Hague is close to other major cities in the Netherlands such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht.

Leiden University Indonesia partnership

Since 2015, Leiden University officially has a representative office in Indonesia as well as the KITLV office (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land-en Volkenkunde / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies) - Jakarta which is part of the Leiden University Library (Leiden University Libraries). Our office is located in the Royal Netherlands Embassy complex in Jakarta.

Our main task as a representative office of Leiden University is to facilitate, expand and develop scientific activities carried out by Leiden University with various parties in Indonesia and vice versa. In addition, we also promote and provide information about more than 80 international study programmes for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral programmes conducted in English at Leiden University.

Our main partners in Indonesia include:

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