Leiden University in The Hague is becoming an international academic center

The Leiden University will expand the education and research activities in The Hague. As a result, the campus in The Hague will become an internationally prominent academic center. All faculties will contribute to this. To facilitate the planned growth to 4500 students in 2020, additional educational accommodation will be added to the Wijnhaven complex

The Leiden University will expand the education and research activities in The Hague. As a result, the campus in The Hague will become an internationally prominent academic center. All faculties will contribute to this. To facilitate the planned growth to 4500 students in 2020, additional educational accommodation will be added to the Wijnhaven complex. The College of B & W of The Hague encourages this development.

Alderman Ingrid van Engelshoven (Knowledge Economy, International, Youth and Education): "We are pleased with the plans of Leiden University. The university focuses the teaching and research ambitions in The Hague on the clusters International law, Peace and security, Politics and Public administration, Urban issues, Health and care. This contributes to the development of the knowledge economy and strengthens the profile of The Hague as the International City of Peace and Justice. Our city also wants to become a lively student city, with all the facilities that go with it. "

Rector Magnificus and Chairman of the Executive Board, Carel Stolker: "Since 1998 the university has been a university in two cities: Leiden and The Hague. The Hague is a completely different city than Leiden, with important organizations and tribunals and a much larger and different population. Here are questions for our education and research. The university wants to connect with themes that characterize the city: international law, peace and security. In addition, The Hague is the center of politics and public administration. Such a city naturally requires academic presence. "

Academic educational center
The university wants to significantly expand its teaching and research activities in the coming years and become an academic education center with a total of 15 full-time academic programs. The plans focus on a number of new English-taught Bachelor's and Master's programs that fit in with the four themes. In addition, new courses for professionals are being developed in The Hague, including in the fields of police, government, security and leadership, and the range of international summer schools is being further increased.

More space
Leiden University will be located from 1 January 2017 at the Wijnhaven next to the current branches at the Anna van Buerenplein and the Schouwburgstraat. At the Wijnhaven, the university would work from four floors, but now a fifth floor will be added. Delft University of Technology will rent part of that space for housing the master's in Engineering Policy Analysis. And the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) leases part of the floor for the LUMC Campus in The Hague;

More money
The municipality will donate € 1.5 million for the development of the new educational and research activities. Leiden University is reserving € 2.5 million for the activities up to 2020. In the expansion on the fifth floor of the complex at the Wijnhaven, the municipality of The Hague is investing € 1, 196, 000 from the Economic Structure Enhancement Fund. Leiden University, LUMC and TU Delft contribute by paying rent.

Student Center The Hague
The Hague is becoming more and more a student city. The further development of student life provides for the start of a Student Center The Hague. Students can meet there for social activities and culture. The university is currently conducting a location study. The municipality is actively working on this.

The Hague Humanitarian Hub
Last week, the municipality of The Hague and the Center for Innovation of Leiden University announced that they are starting with The Hague Humanitarian Hub. An initiative that will develop and implement innovative solutions for humanitarian issues. The Hub provides a platform for inspiration, co-creation and collaboration between science, business and NGOs. The municipality of The Hague will donate € 1, 100, 000 for this.