Leiden University

Leiden University

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Leiden University (Dutch: Universiteit Leiden), located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1575 by William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years War against Spanish rule, making it the oldest university in the country. Today, Leiden University is a large, internationally renowned institution of higher education and research, with over 30,000 students and over 3,800 staff members. It offers over 140 degree programmes. The university‘s motto isPraesidium Libertatis (Latin forBulwark of Freedom“). Leiden University‘s alumni include fifteen Nobel Prize winners, such as Frederick Sanger, Christiaan Eijkman, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Simon van der Meer. Other notable alumni are Albert Einstein, who studied physics at the university; Desiderius Erasmus, who studied theology at the university; and Baruch Spinoza, who studied philosophy at the university. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group, the Europaeum, and the League of European Research Universities. It is also associated with the United World Colleges movement.

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