With our theme "Building Bridges" we aspire to represent the diverse interactions of students, staff, culture and academic disciplines within Leiden University and the communities in which our campuses are located.
Leiden University, as the oldest university in The Netherlands, has a prominent reputation in a wide variety of disciplines, shown by the existence of its 7 faculties and over 50 research institutes. Furthermore, the nearly 27.000 strong student body allows for stimulating academic endeavors. Hence, we want to provide a platform for these insights to be heard.
Furthermore, it is our goal to connect the communities surrounding our campuses in Leiden and The Hague through our TEDx event. With Leiden as one of the most famous European city's promoting intellectual thought on an educational level, and The Hague, as the international center for politics, culture and law, we are convinced that TEDxLeidenUniversity is not simply a good platform for sharing different ideas, but, additionally, an amazing opportunity to bring these different environments together. Since, combined, they allow Leiden University to continuously strive for excellence.