Leiden University, TU Delft, and Erasmus University Rotterdam together cover a very wide spectrum of disciplines, and are complementary to a significant degree. All three are highly regarded universities with research groups that rank among the world’s finest. In addition, they are located in proximity in a densely populated metropolitan region. Together they can make a difference in education and research on social issues, that are in the region, but also national and global manifest. Thus they close in to social agendas as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the European research agendas and the National Science Agenda.
The three universities set up multidisciplinary centres, in which researchers from various fields work closely together on societal issues.
Medical Delta is the consortium for health and medical technology of the three universities, the Erasmus Medical Centre, and the Leiden University Medical Centre, together with more than 150 companies, science parks, and public-sector bodies.
Science and technology
Top-level research groups from the three universities work closely together - often as part of a larger partnership - in such fields of science and technology as physics, nanotechnology, nanobiology, biotechnology, mathematics and computer science, and chemistry.