LeidenGlobal is a meeting place for people interested in places around the world, and the dynamics between them, their histories, and their cultures.
Leiden has an international reputation as a stronghold of knowledge about cultures worldwide. LeidenGlobal aims to be a meeting place for the Leiden researchers, cultural and academic institutions, social organisations, government, companies and the citizen, with the aim of creating a better understanding of (human) culture and societies throughout the world.
Building on world-class museum- and library collections, LeidenGlobal aims to increase the knowledge valorisation and societal impact, across the full range of cultural events and public debate to graduate education and research projects. LeidenGlobal contributes to a better understanding of the numerous cultures of the world and their different modes of interactions. In addition, LeidenGlobal serves as an open platform, showcasing the wealth of knowledge and experience to be found in Leiden to a national and international audience.
Thanks to our vast network, LeidenGlobal is uniquely suited to be a bridge-builder between academic and cultural institutions with local communities, media, government, business, and NGOs. In order to reach a broad public and make knowledge more visible, LeidenGlobal organises - together with its partners - cultural events and activities, exhibitions and our Leiden City World Walks; we host graduate courses, and we communicate on interesting events and news items through different platforms. Please feel welcome to explore our website, follow us on social media, or come to our events to learn more about LeidenGlobal.