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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.

The University will be celebrating its 444th birthday at the Fair with musical performance on the podium,  science classes for children and an art history workshop as part of our free workshop programme. Find out more about this great institution on our doorstep.

Campus The Hague

Since the late 1990s Leiden University has had locations in two cities: Leiden and The Hague. Six of the University’s seven faculties are now active at Campus The Hague. The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is located fully and exclusively in The Hague, as are our Leiden University College and International Studies, the biggest programme taught by the Faculty of Humanities.

Teaching and research in The Hague closely reflect the profile of the city – city of  peace, justice and security – and the many other opportunities offered by the city. Our teaching and research at Campus The Hague centre on four key themes:

  1. International law, peace and security
  2. Politics and public administration
  3. Urban issues
  4. Health and patient care

444 years: let’s celebrate together!

In 2019 Leiden University will be 444 years old. This special birthday calls for a special celebration. We will be celebrating this milestone with the residents of Leiden and The Hague. In, with and for these two cities. For an overview of all activities please visit:

Lectures, debates and courses open for general public:


Entry to the Feel at Home International Community Fair 2020 is free for visitors who reserve their tickets in advance. You can register for up to 4 Free Tickets per order. Visitor registration will open on 1 December 2019. 

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