Leiden University, in 77th position, is the second most highly ranked Dutch university in the Shanghai Ranking. This ranking contains the world's top 500 universities.
- Fields Medal for Leiden Professor of Number Theory Manjul Bhargava
- Re-configuring the world with Professor Richard Griffiths
- Wednesday 9 July – Wednesday 1 October Exhibition: Books, Crooks and Readers
- Monday 18 August – Friday 22 August Workshop/seminar “Big Data for Peace” Summer School
- Tuesday 19 August – Friday 22 August 9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics