Leiden University was founded by Prince William of Orange in 1575. Universiteit Leiden (Abbreviation of a higher education institution - LEI) is considered one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. It is located not far from Amsterdam, in such cities as The Hague and Leiden. The status of this university is a general educational research institution. The institution is also a member of many influential organizations and associations, including LERU and Europaeum. LEI is part of the Coimbra Group, which unites the 39 oldest prestigious universities in Europe.
At the University of Leiden there are several strong areas that offer students promising programs with excellent teaching quality. Particular attention is paid to the following programs:
One of the most famous faculties of the university is considered archaeological. No less popular are: the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, anthropology, history and political science. Strong programs in general medicine and pharmacology offer students a medical faculty, which is famous for its excellent reputation in the scientific world.