LEaDing Fellows

About LUMC & research

About Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

LUMC is a university medical center for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation and ranks as the 6th best medical research institute in Europe (Shanghai-ARWU 2014 & 2015). It has a unique research practice, ranging from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research. Researchers at LUMC work together around 7 medical research profiles: 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 is a center for medical innovation, committed to the advancement of health care and education in line with the latest international insights and standards - and aims to play a nationally and internationally recognized leading role in improving medicine and the quality of health care. The collaboration between LUMC, Leiden University and the Leiden Bio Science Park creates unique possibilities for medical innovation in the Leiden area. Furthermore, LUMC participates in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a strong international network of 21 renowned research universities based in 10 European countries. EIT Health, Eurolife and Medical Delta are other (inter)national research alliances in which LUMC is involved.

LUMC’s well-structured and productive research and training environment annually results in ~160 PhD theses and ~2.000 scientific publications with a citations score of 1.5 of the world mean (Mean Normalised Citation Score). Each year, LUMC welcomes many visiting scientists and foreign MSc/PhD students, with dedicate support by the Expat Centre Leiden for any issue when settling in the Netherlands/Leiden area.

LUMC is very successful in obtaining funding from external resources such as the European Union. For example, LUMC is/has been host institution of 19 granted European Research Council (ERC) projects. Currently, LUMC is active in 68 granted Horizon2020 projects (23 as coordinator), including 17 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Thus, LUMC has ample experience with training and supervision of international young researchers.

More detailed information on the medical research profiles and their underlying research programmes can be found here: LUMC medical research profiles.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 707404.