Leiden University

About Leiden University

Discover the world at Leiden University

Innovative, intercultural and international. That’s what Leiden University stands for. Leiden University has been making a prominent contribution to prosperity, well-being and culture since 1575, in a climate where every individual can develop his or her talents free from any ideological, cultural, religious or other limitations. Leiden is both small scale and personal. Discover our freedom of spirit, embodied daily by critical students, researchers and staff members.

Education and research

Leiden University offers bachelor’s- , master’s-  and PhD programmes within 7 different faculties. Our academic education and research are strongly intertwined. Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. We collaborate with prominent universities in the League of European Research Universities. We get our inspiration from scientific and social questions and are always focused on valorization and innovation.

Working at Leiden University

Working at Leiden university means working in an inspiring environment with an academic tradition.  Approximately 4,000 staff members contribute to offering more than 27.000 students a more promising future. In addition to the academic staff, we also employ a large number of non-academic staff, who provide our organisation with the professional administration and support needed to facilitate advanced high-quality research and teaching. Our vacancies are also listed at vacancies.leiden.edu and on the company page on LinkedIn.

Conditions of employment

Leiden University offers attractive conditions of employment. The University offers excellent opportunities for combining work and private life. For instance, with respect to working hours, we take your personal preferences into account, and you can apply for paid parental leave. More information on conditions and policies can be found at workingat.leiden.edu/ .