UAS Leiden is a university of applied sciences. We offer Bachelor's and Master's programmes, minors and (post-graduate) courses and we perform applied research in a variety of domains ranging from healthcare and social work to economics, and from technology to education.
UAS Leiden has associate professors (lectoren in Dutch). These associated professors occupy chairs, and are at the centre of a network referred to as a kenniskring (or 'knowledge circle'). Our associate professors conduct applied research in a specific area of expertise and maintain contacts with the relevant branch of business or industry. The four main areas of interest for applied research programmes are Youth Health, Life Science and Sustainable Organisation.