Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries (http://www.kuleuven.be). 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. Academic education is provided to more than 40000 students.The academic staff counts more than 1000 professors and over 5500 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.
KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research.It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad.