Leiden as knowledge city

Leiden has traditionally provided a favourable climate for research, science, education and the knowledge economy. Knowledge-intensive business activity is good for Leiden and its residents in numerous ways. The companies and high-quality research contribute to prosperity, well-being, employment and economic growth. Leiden is rightly called a city of discoveries. Life Sciences & Health has always played a key role in this. Medical research conducted by the university, the Leiden University Medical Center and companies in the science park leads to major discoveries, with great economic and social impact. Societies throughout the world are calling for innovation in the field of medicine, research, healthcare and the preservation of vitality and quality of life. The companies and institutions at the Bio Science Park make an important contribution to this goal. The development of drugs for Duchenne's disease and cancer research is just one example of this.