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.

Things to consider if you’re looking to study abroad

September 13, 2021

Studying abroad can be an exciting and valuable experience for all students wishing to broaden their perspective on the world and their working profession. It also contributes to building an international profile and gaining the interest of international companies. But how do you arrange your study abroad adventure? In the video in this article, we give you some general information on arranging your study abroad adventure, check it out!

LUMC Global one year anniversary

September 9, 2021

Truth be told, the LUMC Global program has been running for a bit more than a year now, but we want to look back at some of our achievements in our slightly more than a year anniversary. Because it has been quite a year for the LUMC Global Initiative in which we have set up multiple projects stimulating international collaboration to work on global health(care) challenges in (bio)medical education and research.

Maria Yazdanbakhsh

LUMC professor and member of the LUMC Global Steering Committee, Maria Yazdanbakhsh receives Spinoza Prize

September 7, 2021

Leiden professor of Cellular Immunology of Parasitic Infections Maria Yazdanbakhsh receives the prestigious NWO Spinoza Prize this year. This border-crossing scientist contributes to more effective vaccines against parasitic infections and better medication for inflammatory diseases. She will spend the 2.5 million euros she receives on, among other things, developing young talent, with an emphasis on diversity.


  • Annual Conferences

  • Various Meetups in Different Cities
  • Interesting collaborations

  • LUMC Top Research Seminar 21 September 2021


    On 21 September 2021 from 17:00 to 18:30h (CET), we will host the LUMC Top Research Seminar – Theme – Young Faculty Network: Serendipity in scientific research.

  • 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).

  • Info session for institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: MSCA DN (in Spanish), 30 August, morning


    The MSCA Doctoral Networks aim at implementing doctoral programmes by consortia of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond to train highly skilled doctoral candidates.

  • Webinar for researchers and institutions in Brazil: How to write a successful MSCA PF proposal (in Portuguese), 27 August, 10:00 BRT


    The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships offer up to 2 years funding to develop research and capacity building projects in Europe. It also allows researchers currently based in Europe to go abroad for fully funded stays of up to 2 years.
    The webinar will focus on both modalities: from Brazil to Europe (European Fellowship) and from Europe to Brazil (Global Fellowship).

  • Webinar fair research collaboration in (post-)pandemic times, September 16th, 2021


    What can we learn from our recently experienced remote research challenges and solutions? And how can we use these experiences for more inclusive and equitable science in the future?

  • 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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