The LUMC is a modern academic medical centre where research, education and patientcare come together with a high profile of quality and a strong scientific orientation. From fundamentally beta-medical to applied clinical research, the LUMC has a unique research practice and is among the best medical centres in the world. Therefore, the LUMC can offer patientcare and education conform the most recent international standards and insights. Furthermore, it contributes to the development of better health care and medicine, not only in the hospital but in a greater environment.

With this background, the LUMC also functions as a centre of knowledge for the social issues concerning public health. In this role, the LUMC is not only a hospital for patients but also a trainer of medical professionals. The triangle formed with the Leiden University and the Leiden Bio Sciencepark creates opportunities for medical innovation in and around Leiden.