Facing important socio-cultural issues of the 21st century like climate change, terrorism and economic crises, requires a substantial and in-depth scientific knowledge. But this knowledge alone is often not enough. At the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs these themes are studied through a combined perspective of public administration, political science, law, sociology and economics. This interdisciplinary approach gives the Faculty’s research and teaching its cross-border character.
Firmly rooted in the academic tradition, our students and researchers work together with national and international partners on new insights and solutions to current issues at the crossroads of politics, public administration and international law.
Part of the faculty are:
- Institute of Public Administration
- Institute of Security and Global Affairs
- Leiden University College The Hague
- Dual PhD Centre
- Centre for Professional Learning
- Centre for Modern Urban Studies
- Centre for Innovation
Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe's leading international research-intensive universities. Leiden University has some 25.800 students (from 110 different countries). The University positions its research and education programs within an international context and guarantees that the quality of the programs meets internationally accepted standards. Leiden University is a prominent member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a partnership of excellent research universities in Europe.