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.

Studying abroad during a pandemic

July 15, 2021

For many students from the LUMC’s academic programmes, studying abroad is an indispensable experience. Doing part of your studies abroad is a special experience, not only because of the sense of adventure of being abroad, also to develop a broader perspective on Life Sciences & Health, a highly international field. So, you can imagine the LUMC’s International Office’s struggle to have to tell students ‘no’ for a study experience abroad in the midst of the corona pandemic. In addition, the many lockdowns worldwide increased the workload dramatically for the International Office. Evelien Hack, Head of the International Office and Sandra van Deursen, senior administrative assistant, share how corona has impacted studying abroad.

Meet Indonesian PhD Candidate at the LUMC, Farid Kurniawan

July 12, 2021

Farid Kurniawan’s enrolment as a PhD student at the LUMC is a perfect example of how the LUMC aims to attract talented Indonesian students early on and develop their talents through international research projects. The young physician started his PhD project in April, 2019 after first getting introduced to the LUMC in 2016 and 2017 through the Half Minor Cellular Therapies and a research internship at the Department of Parasitology. Let’s zoom in on some of the interesting work Farid is doing at the LUMC and how he hopes to make a difference in his home country of Indonesia.

Wistar Schoemaker International Postdoc Fellowship

July 7, 2021

The Wistar Institute and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have formalized a memorandum of understanding to explore a postdoctoral training exchange program in immunology, cancer research and vaccine biology.


  • Annual Conferences

  • Various Meetups in Different Cities
  • Interesting collaborations

  • Research

    Virtual PhD Workshop Indonesia – 29 October, 2021


    On Friday 29 October, 2021, Academic Transfer will organize a PhD Workshop in cooperation with Nuffic Neso Indonesia, following the Week of Indonesia-Netherlands Education and Research (WINNER, website to be updated soon).

  • Twin Talks Webinar, June 29th – TAPS Support Foundation


    In 2021, we are working with our advisors and patron and creating a special series of webinars covering the topics you’ve requested. In all our sessions, we will have a panel of experts talking live, and answering your questions.

  • LUMC Top Research Seminar Prevention & Lifestyle


    Join us on 15 June 2021 from 17:00 to 18:30h (CET) for the LUMC Top Research Seminar – Theme Prevention & Lifestyle.

  • Body cells under a microscope. A good illustration as a representation of research of stem cells, cellular therapy and regeneration and many other concepts. 3D illustration

    LUMC Top Research Seminar Immunology


    Join us June1st at 17:00h (CET) for a top research seminar on Immunology. Check out the program and event link in the ‘Read more’ section.

  • Holding Hands

    LUMC Global expert event: Innovations in Fetal Therapy


    On the 15th of April, LUMC Global will host an expert event on Innovations in Fetal Therapy. This expert event will showcase the latest innovations and zoom in on several themes in the field of Fetal Therapy. It will also emphasize the importance of international collaborations. We hope to not only give you insight into the latest developments in the field, but also spur you on to connect with us, to build a community to improve the care for the tiniest of patients even further.

    Check out the program here and register for free!

  • LUMC Top Research Seminar


    Join us March 30th from 17:00 till 18:30h (CET) for a top research seminar on Academic Pharma. You can join via the link below.

    17.00  Welcome 
    17.05  Introduction to Research Theme Academic Pharma.    Prof. dr. Jacques Neefjes (CCB) 
    17.10  Reversal/ prevention of opioid-induced respiratory depression.   Rutger van der Schrier (ANST) 
    17.25  Innovations in drug manufacturing: how 3D printing can enable the production of Personalized medicine.    Iris Lafeber (KFT) 
    17.40  Novel insights into anthracyclines drugs could improve current available treatment options for cancer patients.    Dr. Sabina van der Zanden (CCB) 
    17.55  Discovery of inhibitors that regulate brain lipid signaling and emotion.    Prof. dr. Mario van der Stelt (CCB) 
    18.10  Discussion  

    Join the Microsoft Teams Live event here.

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