Leiden University of Applied Sciences

Leiden University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary institution focused on providing high-quality, accessible education tailored to students’ needs and the professional landscape. With five faculties spanning Education, Health, Management and Business, Science and Technology, and Social Work and Applied Psychology, it offers a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and associate degree programs.

The university places a strong emphasis on practice-based research conducted through five knowledge centers, enabling professionals and organizations to adapt to societal changes. Key research areas include education innovation, healthcare and well-being, safety and security, sustainability, and economic transitions.

Collaboration with regional, national, and international partners across sectors is central to Leiden UAS’s approach, fostering co-creation of relevant knowledge and practical solutions. The university actively contributes to addressing social challenges such as teacher shortages, healthcare accessibility, crime prevention, sustainable business models, and biodiversity monitoring.

With its small-scale organization and student-centered approach, Leiden UAS aims to prepare graduates for continuously evolving professional landscapes while maintaining high academic standards. Its unique offerings include anthroposophical programs in education and health, as well as a growing portfolio of lifelong learning opportunities.


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Atma de Waal, Research Advisor – waal.de.a@hsleiden.nl