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Facts and figures

In order to be able to monitor the University’s achievements and provide internal and external accountability, the University makes use of a number of reports, both standard and customised.

The University's key figures and annual report contain information on the most important indicators in the field of teaching, research, personnel and finances. These reports are publicly available.

Internally available reports

Not all reports are publicly available. If you are looking for figures that you cannot find in the key figures or the annual report, please consult e-Reports. E-Reports are the University management information system.

In addition to e-Reports, a number of reports can be accessed in a different way. For more information, please send an e-mail to cijfers@bb.leidenuniv.nl.

Key figures

You will find an overview of the most recent key figures below.

Students 2017 2018
Influx of first-year bachelor’s students 5.686 6.169
     of which students with diploma from abroad 17% 19%
Participants in Excellence Programme 11% 11%
B-1 contact hours (% study programmes with 12 hours or more) 100% 100%
Influx of master’s students 5.311 5.304
     of which master’s students with diploma from abroad 28% 29%
Total number of students enrolled (full-time + part-time + external) 28.103 29.541
Satisfaction of bachelor’s students (NSE) 4,1 4,0
Satisfaction of master’s students (NSE) 4,0 3,9
Diplomas and study performance 2017 2018
Bachelor’s diplomas 3.737 3.845
Master’s and post-master’s diplomas 3.989 4.181
Non-negative BSA advice in 1st year of bachelor’s 83% 84%
Drop-out rate after 1 year (bachelor’s) 15% 15%
Switching rate after 1 year (bachelor’s) 6% 7%
Re-enrolment return rate in 4 years (bachelor’s) 70% 70%
1-year master’s return rate in 2 years 66% 67%
2-year master’s return rate in 3 years 65% 69%
3-year master’s return rate in 4 years 82% 80%
Research 2017 2018
Number of PhD defences 423 447
Academic publications 6.094 6.413
Research staff in FTE 2.460 2.510
Average duration of PhD track 5,3 5,2
PhD return rate in 6 years 59% 60%
Employed staff 2017 2018
Total employed FTE (ultimo) 4.193 4.274
     academic staff 1.606 1.638
     PhD students 774 774
    teaching and research support staff 440 431
    other support staff 1.323 1.382
% women in senior positions (only academic staff) 31% 32%
% female professors 26% 29%
% temporary academic staff in government-funded positions 36% 32%
% BKO certificates 93% 90%
Funding (in M€) 2017 2018
Government contributions 337 358
Tuition fees 64 68
NWO (incl. Zon MW) en KNAW 52 52
EU (incl. ERC) 37 40
Other third parties (incl. contract education) 90 96
Other income 42 38
Total income 623 652
Expenses 614 650
Net results 5 -3
Work for third parties as percentage of total income 29% 29%

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