Founded in 1425, the research-oriented University of KU Leuven is Belgium's largest university with 15 campuses. It offers English-language programs in a variety of subject areas, including Theology and Religious Studies, Philosophy, Ecclesiastical Law, Social Sciences, Literature, Science, Bioengineering, Architecture, Medicine, and Psychology.
KU Leuven is Europe's most innovative university. Based in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and serving the community. KU Leuven is a founding member of the European Association of Research Universities and has a strong European and international orientation. Scientists conduct fundamental and applied research across a comprehensive range of disciplines.
University Hospitals Leuven, a network of research hospitals, provides high-quality healthcare and develops new therapeutic and diagnostic insights with an emphasis on translational research. The University welcomes more than 50,000 students from more than 140 countries. KU Leuven Doctoral Schools train around 5,000 doctoral students.
It is currently ranked 48th in the Times Higher Education World Rankings and 81st in the QS World University Rankings.
Life at Ku Leuven
According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the top 100 universities in the world. In addition, KU Leuven has been named Europe's most innovative university four years in a row by Reuters. All disciplines of KU Leuven proudly belong to the top 100 of their respective fields. Academics and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers, and producers prefer to take their place in the lush intellectual environment of KU Leuven.
As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is in the top 100 in its field according to THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university's faculties are in the top 50 in their fields of study.
KU Leuven offers degree programs at various campuses in 10 Belgian cities, including Brussels. Five of these campuses offer programs in English. The city of Leuven has been the focus of the university's educational mission for almost 600 years.
The university provides many academic opportunities to students. In addition, students who receive their academic teachings from the world's leading academics can also find the opportunity to become friends in various school clubs at the university.