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The University of Applied Sciences Leiden

The University of Applied Sciences Leiden is a multi-sector university in the heart of the Randstad, where more than 10,000 students and 1,000 personnel members study and work together. In the IoT Forensic Lab – which is part of the Informatics course – digital forensic researchers search for new techniques and students of the Forensic ICT specialization gain practical experience.

The University of Applied Sciences Leiden has a broad portfolio of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes, as well as offers in the area of lifelong development. The programmes are divided between five faculties. The practice-oriented research carried out by our professors together with researchers, teachers, students, and the professional field occupies an important place within the faculties.

Digital forensics & E-Discovery
The Forensic ICT specialization of the Computer Science program started the Digital Forensics & E-Discovery research group in 2016 to respond to the lightning-fast developments in the field of ICT. These developments offer new solutions for all kinds of issues in society, but at the same time also new forms of (cyber)crime. In order to respond to these developments, the Digital Forensic Research & E-Discovery research group of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden, together with experts from the field, conducts research into digital traces and how they can be used optimally. The research focuses on the field of digital experts at the police, investigation services and business (e-discovery), open-source intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT). The results of the applied research are directly translated into education and applications for partners in the field.

IoT Forensic Lab
The Digital Forensics & E-Discovery research group of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden has its own laboratory for digital forensics with a focus on IoT on the campus of The Hague Security Delta (HSD). The reason for this is the revolutionary change in digital evidence that awaits us in the next decade. In the IoT Forensic Lab, digital forensic investigators will be looking for new techniques and students of the Forensic ICT specialization will be given the opportunity to gain experience and receive practical training. This is the perfect link between the educational and the professional field.