Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing is a knowledge centre established in 2008. It is committed to delivering a high quality academic standard and international level of education and training, while participating actively in research and initiating developments in the field of vitality and aging.
Leyden Academy believes that an integrated, holistic approach is essential to achieve its core mission: to promote and improve the quality of life for the elderly.
Leyden Academy is an initiative of Vereniging AEGON and works closely with Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), as well as the oldest university in the Netherlands, Leiden University (founded in 1575). Leyden Academy is also project leader for the VITALITY! Programme within the Medical Delta, a co-operation of Dutch medical universities comprised of the LUMC, Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus University and Erasmus MC.
Furthermore, Leyden Academy works closely with the Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Ageing, ILC Zorg Later/ILC Global Alliance, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock) and Biology of Ageing (Cologne), and since June 2012 with Vereniging Het Zonnehuis.