KU Leuven University
KU Leuven University

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  • University Offices:
    Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • Telephone:
    +32 16 324010
  • Fax:
    +32 16 32 65 15
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The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (briefly known as KU) is the oldest university, established in 1425, in Belgium. For almost six centuries, KU has been a center of learning. KU has two campuses in Flanders & Brussels. The university is situated in Leuven, the region of Flanders. Leuven is a modern & secure city for students. The another campus in Brussels is only a 20-minute train ride away.

KU is a leading European research university & it offers a wide spectrum of courses in the field of arts, science, educational studies, engineering, philosophy, theology, economics & business. It has 3 doctoral schools, focused on providing world-class research. KU research-based education places great emphasis on learning. Teaching standard is very high at KU. The faculties here are very active researchers who have an excellent reputation in their domains. Hence a great deal of attention is paid to students to ensure that they have developed analytic & synthetic skills.

KU’s total student strength is more than 40,000 students, 16% of which are international, coming from 140 countries. KU provides 70 international study programs, along with it two other programs are also taught in French & Spanish. It has 16 faculties & they provide degree programs virtually almost every academic discipline. As a matter of fact, KU also offers 8 Erasmus Mundus programs in English. The university has an extensive library network which is spread across the university’s campuses. Some of the notable alumni are- Paul Bulcke, Mathias Cormann, Chantal Mouffe, Dr. A.Q Khan, Ban Ki-Moon.

Known to be a leading European research university & co-founder of the League of European Research Universities, KU’s programs are supported by high-quality research to ensure that students get an innovative, up-to-date & evolving experience.