Why a PhD at LUMC?

Medical Faculty of Leiden University

LUMC is the Medical Faculty of Leiden University. It is a modern university medical center for research, education and patient care with a strong scientific orientation. Studying for a PhD at the LUMC means working together to break new ground, something professor Pancras Hogendoorn, vice chair of the Executive Board and Dean, considers part of the unique top quality research setting of the LUMC: “We are able to offer people from all over the world a stage on which they can put their passion into practice. We have a unique setting with a premium infrastructure. Here, you can do the ‘fancy’ stuff." 

Our PhD students conduct research on a great variety of subjects that stimulate multidisciplinary collaborations. The LUMC connects PhD students  to benefit them and the institution: “The LUMC organizes courses and lectures specifically for all PhD students, regardless of their field of expertise”, says Hine, PhD student in Neuroscience. These are in-depth scientific and transferable skills courses to prepare you for the next step in your future career.

Read testimonials of our researchers on the LUMC website!