KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to education and research, and as such to service to society. The university is currently ranked 45th in the Times Higher Education World Ranking.
The university welcomes more than 50,000 students from over 140 countries. The KU Leuven Doctoral Schools train approximately 5,000 PhD students. Offering hundreds of programs KU Leuven covers almost all fields of study.
KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and international orientation. The university scientists conduct basic and applied research in a comprehensive range of disciplines. University Hospitals Leuven, the network of research hospitals, provides high-quality healthcare and develops new therapeutic and diagnostic insights with an emphasis on translational research.