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Existing partnerships

All partnerships between Leiden and international partner universities are manged in a central database (OIEM), which is accessible to all staff involved in international cooperation.

You can download a summary of active agreements. However, when in doubt you can ask your faculty/programme’s International Coordinator or International Relations about current active agreements or the collaboration history with any specific university. Students can search on the student study abroad website.

In addition to regular faculty or institutional student exchange, Leiden also participates in several unique networks:

  • LERU: League of European Research Universities

    An association of 23 leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.

    LERU advocates:

    • education through an awareness of the frontiers of human understanding;
    • the creation of new knowledge through basic research, which is the ultimate source of innovation in society;
    • and the promotion of research across a broad front in partnership with industry and society at large.

    The purpose of the League is to advocate these values, to influence policy in Europe and to develop best practices through mutual exchange of experience.

  • COIMBRA Group

    A network of long-established European multidisciplinary universities with an international reputation. Coimbra focuses its efforts on creating academic and cultural ties between its members in order to promote internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in teaching and research and knowledge transfer to society. The Coimbra Group also aims to influence European educational policy and facilitate the mutual exchange of experience and best practices.
  • The Europaeum 

    Brings young researchers and leaders together to discuss developments in Europe and to promote pan-European thinking; stimulates collaboration in research and teaching between leading European universities and helps academics and students organise conferences, colloquia and summer schools that enable political, cultural and business leaders to participate an interdisciplinary dialogue with the academic world.
  • European University Association

    Represents and supports higher education institutions in 47 countries, providing them with a unique forum to co-operate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies.
  • International Association of Universities 

    UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions.
  • EuroScholars

    US undergraduate students who participate in research projects within a European network
  • STREAM

    An student research exchange programme between Leiden university and 6 European LERU partners.
  • Eurolife 

    A network of European universities in life sciences
  • LSH – Life Science for Health 

    An exchange program between Leiden University and the LUMC (Netherlands), Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and Heidelberg University (Germany), which allows students to study in joint Master programs at the three institutions.

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