Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KU • Leuven, Belgium
The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in English : Catholic University of Leuven; known as KU Leuven, is a research university in the city of Leuvenin, Flanders in Belgium. The renowned university is known for its international-focused programmes. Ever since its founding in 1425, it has become one of the leading universities in Belgium. It was Belgium's first official university. The schools is constantly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. In 2016, it was ranked number 40 globally, by the Times Higher Education ranking. The Catholic University of Leuven offers a variety of degree programmes in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology, as well as Medicine. Most courses are taught in Dutch but many are offered in English, specifically the graduate programmes. The main campus is based in Leuven, but the school also has satellite campuses in Kortriijk, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend and other Belgian cities, including Brussels. KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium, and home to more than 55,000 students. In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities to train students on campus, the university also has a teaching hospital, which is called Universitair ziekenhuis Leuven (UZ Leuven). Its largest campus is Gasthuisberg, which is home to the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and the faculty of medicine. The Katholieke Univesiteit Leuven is an excellent educational institute, graduates of this establishment are sought-after by employers throughout the world, as those appreciate the fact that graduates are well-rounded individuals with extensive knowledge in their chosen field of studies. As mentioned before, the school consistently ranks among the best schools in the world: in 2016, it was named 93rd best university by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is an innovative and interactive school, which is proven by its outstanding 1st place ranking in Thomson Reuters' list of Europe's most innovative universities in 2016 and 2017.