Belgium's first university Belgium's first university

The University of Leuven was founded at the center of the historic town of Leuven in 1425, making it Belgium's first university. It is considered the oldest Catholic university still in existence. Among its many accolades is to be reckoned among the top universities of Europe. In the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education Supplement university ranking, KU Leuven was ranked 35th in the world and 12th in Europe, making it the highest ranked university from the low countries.


Quick Facts:

Location: Leuven, Belgium
City Population: 20,800
University Population: 40,000
Climate: Maritime, which means that they have quite a lot of rain. Belgium also has four seasons.
Nearest airport: Brussels Airport


Why choose KU Leuven?

  1. As of 2016-2017 academic year, KU Leuven ranks as 40th globally according to Times Higher Education
  2. Among the top universities in Europe
  3. A castle –Kasteel van Arenberg is part of the university campus


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