Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is a modern university medical center for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. Its unique research practice, ranging from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research, places LUMC among the world top. This enables LUMC to offer patient care and education that is in line with the latest international insights and standards in biomedicine – and helps it to improve medicine and healthcare both internally and externally. LUMC acts as a knowledge center for topics in the field of public health, clinical research biosafety issues, biomedicine research with an impact on society, it has a directive function in the region and at the European level, and it acts as a center for continuing education and further training for medical professionals and clinical research.

As an organization with more than 7000 employees, the LUMC has an enormous social responsibility. Every LUMC employee plays their part, either by caring for patients’ welfare, within research and education or in a business-related role. In particular, LUMC has a strong, innovative patient care center, which includes emergence help outside office hours, outpatient clinics, nursing wards, department for medical diseases and disorders. At the LUMC 31 centers of expertise for rare diseases have been recognized by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of Netherlands. Also, it participates in several European Reference Networks (ERNs). In these reference networks nationally recognized centers of expertise work together on rare diseases or disorders which require very specialized treatment as well as pooling of knowledge and means.

LUMC focuses on education and training of experts and biomedicine specialists with their bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, and Clinical Technology, which are available to both national and international students. Finally, LUMC strongly underpins the idea that ‘Science is the driving force behind innovative healthcare’. Outcomes of top level fundamental, transnational and clinical research by LUMC researchers form a strong basis for innovative and qualitative healthcare on a national, European and international level. Researchers at LUMC work together around 7 medical research profiles (MRP): Vascular and Regenerative Medicine; Immunity, Infection and Tolerance; Translational Neuroscience; Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy; Ageing; Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care; and Biomedical Imaging.

LUMC has collaborative research alliances with leading institutes and consortia around the world. In these alliances, inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral approaches are used to address current scientific and societally-relevant issues. To find solutions to these complex societal challenges, LUMC is involved in research collaborations and alliances that ideally include non-academic representatives such as commercial enterprises and special interest groups in addition to classic academic research institutions.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel.  +31 71 526 91 11