KU LEUVEN

VAMRs_final_logo_03
vamr_partner_KU LEUVEN

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international Master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is also member of Coimbra Group and Venice International University. KU Leuven is one of the most innovative universities in the world. It’s the only non-American university in the top 5 (2019). Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities over 14 campuses.
KU Leuven will be hosting over 58.348 students in the academic year 2019-2020. KU Leuven has Erasmus contracts with over 400 European universities and international contracts all over the world. 17% of the university’s 58.348 students come from abroad, representing more than 160 countries. The university also works with a select number of top-level partner institutions worldwide, and stimulates powerful international mobility and intensive research cooperation. Internationalisation is key in the policy of the university’s new board. KU Leuven also takes the lead in the “European Universities” initiative by coordinating the 1Europe project.”
Within this project KU Leuven participates via its Technology Campus Ghent, campus of the Faculty of Engineering Technology.