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 optimize 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.

Improving maternal care in Ethiopia through PhD collaboration between Universities of Oxford, Haramaya and the LUMC

June 20, 2023

Sagni Girma Fage and Mohammed Yuya Ebro, two LUMC Global PhD students, are busy conducting research in eastern Ethiopia through a project called Ethiopian Obstetric Surveillance System (EthOSS)”. This is a collaboration between Haramaya University (Ethiopia), the University of Oxford (UK), and LUMC which is active in 13 public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia. They are trying to identify determinants of maternal death such as perinatal hemorrhage in order to develop and implement new interventions to prevent future maternal deaths.

The successful collaboration between Haramaya University and the LUMC started almost a decade ago and will enhance further student and staff exchange and opportunities which will improve quality of health care, research and academic skills. Next to their research activities, both PhD students are also active as ambassadors for the LUMC and are essential to ensure that other LUMC students are equipped to learn about the global contexts of health and disease during their exchanges and internships in Ethiopia. Big round of applause for Sagni and Mohammed!

Welcome and New Year drinks with Chinese PhD Candidates

January 12, 2023

In the afternoon of the 11th of January, a large group of Chinese PhD candidates and some of their supervisors came together with our dean Prof Pancras Hogendoorn, LUMC Global, the Graduate School and LAP in the HePatho Bar to celebrate the western new year and formally meet each other. We also looked forward to the celebration of the Chinese new year, the year of the rabbit!

LUMC visits University of Edinburgh

December 6, 2022

A delegation of the LUMC visited the University of Edinburgh (UoE) from 9 till 11 November for multiple purposes, but for one thing in particular: to strengthen bonds. With just over a handful of colleagues, the LUMC traveled to Edinburgh to discuss current projects and future collaborations!


  • Annual Conferences

  • Various Meetups in Different Cities
  • Interesting collaborations

  • Holding Hands

    Symposium January 11th – Selective fetal growth restriction: diagnosis, management and outcome


    On January the 11th, 2023, the symposium on Selective fetal growth restriction: diagnosis, management and outcome, will take place. You can now sign up for the online event for free!

  • Eurolife DATAETHICS Winter School, 23-27 January


    From the 23rd of January till the 27th, 2023, the LUMC will host the winter school ETHICAL AND REGULATORY CHALLENGES IN THE ERA OF OPEN SCIENCE: Data Sharing in Life Sciences & Health. This winter school is the last in a series of five schools within the Eurolife DATAETHICS project and promises to be an exciting one!

  • Week of Indonesia-Netherlands Education and Research (WINNER), 18 – 20 October 2022


    The 3rd edition of the Week of Indonesia-Netherlands Education and Research (WINNER) will be held hybrid on 18 – 20 October 2022, with the theme “Learning and Research Collaboration for Sustainable Green, Blue, and Digital Economies and Societies.” WINNER brings the substantial opportunity to strengthen and expand the collaboration in research and education, identify mutual priorities, share best practices and networking.

  • ESOF 2022, 13-16 July, 2022


    Join the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 week during Leiden2022, European city of science! The main theme of the 10th edition of ESOF2022 is Crossing Borders, Engaged Science, Resilient Societies.  

  • 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!

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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.

  • 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.

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