LUMC Global

LUMC Global is a platform for international connectivity in research, education and care. The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) aims to improve healthcare and the health of all people by focusing on international (medical) innovation.

This strong international focus helps us to further optimise and innovate care for patients based on leading research and innovative education. We hope this will ultimately benefit the entire field of medicine.

News & Updates

On the news page of our website you can find updates on our projects and news articles on exciting findings and events within our project.

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Major health challenges require a global approach

June 2, 2022

On May 30th, international experts and politicians gathered in Leiden to discuss global health issues. Lively discussions were held on matters concerning equal worldwide access to vaccines and diversity within clinical research. New scientific insights were also shared, including on vaccine response differences between African and European populations. The daily conclusion was clear: global collaboration and innovative research is key to solving the greatest health challenges of our time.

An insight into the value of international collaborations in global health(care) challenges, to be further highlighted during Leiden2022 

May 25, 2022

Leiden2022 marks what the City of Leiden has achieved in science till date and how it wishes to move forward to contribute to challenges of various kinds. The LUMC is one of many organizations showcasing science in practice with interactive events for a variety of target groups. Like with all Leiden based companies, Leiden2022 offers the LUMC the opportunity to show its societal and academic value on an international stage, strengthening its international position, as well as explore possibilities for new international collaborations to contribute to global healthcare challenges even more comprehensively. The Global Impact in Health symposium on May 30th, 2022, part of the LSH week, aims to stimulate just that by bringing together healthcare experts from all over the world working on a broad range of important health(care) related research and projects. Here’s a few things you can expect.

Fireside chat on pandemic preparedness during the Global Impact in Health symposium – a teaser with Hans Schikan of what to expect

May 5, 2022

During the Global Impact in Health Symposium, Dr. Emile Bienvenu, Director General of the Food and Drug Authority of Rwanda and Hans Schikan, PharmD, Topteam Member Dutch Topsector Life Sciences & Health (Health Holland, organizing partner of the symposium) and former Special Envoy for Vaccines will reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic till date and discuss how to create a better global ecosystem to generate more impact on patients. Hans Schikan shares his experience as Special Envoy for Vaccines and what he expects from the fireside chat with Dr. Emile Bienvenu.


  • Annual Conferences

  • Various Meetups in Different Cities
  • Interesting collaborations

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    30 May, 2022 – Global Impact in Health Symposium


    On Monday the 30th of May from 10:00 – 17:30h, the “ Global Impact in Health ” Symposium will officially open the European Life Sciences & Health Week. During this symposium we will discuss the importance of international academic, public and private partnerships in solving the greatest global health threats of our time.

  • European Talent Fair, July 16th


    On Saturday 16 July 2022, the first ever European Talent Fair will be launched as part of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Leiden. The European Talent Fair will bring together students, early career researchers, scholars, start-ups, industry and investors to promote young people’s talent and job opportunities in the research sector across the EU.

  • Join us 4 & 5 June, 2022 for the international symposium ‘The Leiden Headache Center into a new era’


    The international symposium ‘Leiden Headache Center into a new era’ will take place in the weekend of June 4th and 5th and is part of the Leiden2022‘s Life Sciences & Health week. International experts and researchers will cover the latest findings and treatment options in the field of headaches and migraines that can be applied in clinical practice.

  • May 28th till June 5th 2022 | Life Sciences and Health Week


    The Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP) is the biggest Life Sciences and Health (LSH) cluster in the Netherlands. In the past 35 years, the LBSP has acquired a strong, worldwide leading position where talented individuals, researchers and entrepreneurs get connected with each other to work on (research) projects that contribute to important health(care) challenges. The LBSP is home to education and research institutions, unique facilities and valuable collaborative connections in the entire chain of medicine development. During the Life Sciences and Health Week, to which the LUMC is actively contributing, many of the unique activities taking place at the LBSP and involved stakeholders will be showcased in a diverse and expansive programme!

  • EUniWell Summer School “COVID-19: Impact on European health & well-being” 10-13 July, Leiden University, campus the Hague


    Do you want to learn more about the impact of the pandemic on population health and contribute to the debate about post-pandemic health and healthcare provision? Are you keen to engage with international professors, students and health and social care professionals from other countries in Europe? Are you excited about acquiring an interdisciplinary perspective on the pandemic and population health? If so, apply now for this exciting and relevant EUniWell Summer School at Leiden University.

  • Introduction of the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking, May 10th


    On 10 May 2022, the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking (GH EDCTP3 JU) will host its launch event.

  • 2022 – LERU Doctoral Summer School – University of Utrecht


    The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event aiming to provide doctoral candidates with unique professional and personal development opportunities beyond what they are generally exposed to in the course of their PhD training.

  • FAIR Ethical Patient Data Records Deployment in Health Facilities in Africa


    20 April 2022, 16:00 – 18:00 CET (Hybrid) EM109 in the New Gorlaeus building – Einsteinweg 55, 2333 CC Leiden, Netherlands, and registration.

    Organised by VODAN-Africa, Leiden University Medical Center, Kampala International University (KIU), Network Globalisation, Accessibility, Innovation and Care (GAIC), Stanford University Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR), San Diego SuperComputing Center (SDSC)
    Moderators: Prof. Dr Mirjam van Reisen, Prof FAIR Data Science, LUMC and Christine Kirkpatrick, SDSC

  • LUMC Research Conference 2021


    On November 18th, we will host the LUMC Research Conference 2021, chaired by our director Research Policy Jacqueline Ton, in which we will zoom in on some of the achievements of the LUMC this year. Join us for free via Microsoft Teams!

  • LUMC Top Research Seminar – Theme Cancer – April 19th, 2022


    Join us on April 19 for the LUMC Top Research Seminar on Cancer. Check out the program here.

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