K.U.Leuven is a Catholic University in Belgium, the oldest existent Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries.
As stated on the web site "K.U.Leuven fullfils its mission by providing high-quality interdisciplinary research and education with a Catholic signature".
The university is located in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium. With the Dutch language's steady rise to renewed prominence, 1968 saw the university split into two new universities. The French-speaking Université Catholique de Louvain moved to the newly built campus in Louvain-la-Neuve. The Dutch-speaking Katholieke Universiteit Leuven remained in the historic town of Leuven.
At present, K.U.Leuven caters to more than 31,000 students, around 12% of whom are international students from more than 120 nations. In terms of its personnel, there are 5,287 academic staff, 2,730 administrative and technical staff, and 8,172 university hospital staff members. On the academic side, the university is composed of fourteen faculties, fifty departments and about 240 sub-departments. And concerning its medical facilities, K.U.Leuven supports five hospitals and three affiliated hospitals, with a total of 2,057 hospital beds for the acutely ill.
The K.U.Leuven web site is at http://www.kuleuven.be
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K.U.Leuven is a member of many high-profile international networks and associations such as LERU and Coimbra Group. K.U.Leuven affirms the important role of international cooperation in its strategy and tradition.
Since July 11, 2002, thirteen institutions of higher education in Flanders have joined forces in the K.U.Leuven Association in order to occupy a position of strength within the new European educational landscape and to work together towards quality improvements in education. The Association's web site is http://associatie.kuleuven.be/eng/.
K.U.Leuven AVNet is partner 1 of Re.ViCa.
Related case study: see K.U.Leuven Association - case study.