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Université catholique de Louvain

UCLouvain is a stabilising force in an uncertain world. It prioritises universal access to high-quality education and makes innovation the governing principle of its activities, in teaching as much as in research.
AN EDUCATION FUELLED BY SOLID RESEARCH
With a Nobel Prize, 21 Prix Francqui (the ‘Belgian Nobel’) and many other honours, the university’s drive to innovate is clear: €222 million in annual research investment, 225 projects funded by European framework programmes (as of 2016) and close relationships with the commercial world, particularly with the 259 companies in the university’s three science parks and two university hospitals.
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OPEN TO THE WORLD

Since its creation in 1425, UCLouvain has both reached out to the world and invited it in. Through student exchanges, hosting international professors and researchers, interuniversity partnerships, participation in European and global networks, and a long tradition of cooperation in international development, UCLouvain has exerted influence throughout the world for nearly 600 years.

The university welcomes more than 30,000 students in seven locations in Brussels and Wallonia. Its main campus is in the pedestrianised city of Louvain-la-Neuve. Our university offers courses in all disciplines, from bachelor’s degree to doctoral degree level, as well as many lifelong learning programmes. It is also a pioneer in the creation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the first French-speaking university in Europe to offer online courses on the edX platform (16 courses available in 2016).

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MISSION, GOALS AND VALUES

   
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UCLouvain wants to enable anyone who desires an education to pursue one of the highest possible quality. Students can acquire skills and expertise conducive to their personal and professional development. Teachers can rely on the LLL’s tools and programmes to help their teaching skills.

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UCLouvain is a research university and assumes its place in an international community based on the recognition of the excellence of its contributions to development and knowledge dissemination.

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SERVING SOCIETY

UCLouvain offers seven sites and two university hospitals in the French Community of Belgium, world-class research and educational capabilities, dynamic alumni network, formidable spin-off creation capacity, science parks, incubators and international development cooperation projects.

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VISION

UCLouvain prioritises universal access to high-quality education and makes innovation the governing principle of its activities, in teaching as much as in research. It creates synergies between its involvement in regional development and its international influence, enabling them to fuel each other.

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VALUES

The values on which UCLouvain’s vision is based are openness to others and to differences, solidarity, freedom and respect. Faculty enjoy academic freedom enshrined in the constitution, specifically, freedom of thought in the pursuit of truth arrived at scientifically and free from the undue influence of current trends.

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ONE OF THE BEST RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES

Placing 149th in the 2016 QS ranking of the world’s universities, UCLouvain is ranked first among Belgian francophone universities. It is also one of Europe’s most well established universities, having been founded in 1425. Erasmus, Gerardus Mercator and Andreas Vesalius are among the greats to have graced its halls; it’s where Georges Lemaître formulated his Big Bang theory and Christian de Duve conducted research that won him the 1974 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Research is a driving force at UCLouvain. It’s organised via distinct yet complementary research entities: research institutions, research centres, technology platforms and Louvain4. Fundamental and applied research is pursued with equal vigour in the university’s 22 research institutes. In the humanities, science and technology, and health sciences—the university’s three ‘sectors’—the institutes develop research policies that may be formulated around research clusters.

 

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12 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 14
Call for Application: PhD fellowship on Welfare Analysis based on Behavioural Economics
CORE is offering a 4 year PhD fellowship to start at your earliest convenience and preferably no later than September 1, 2019, in the area of welfare analysis of behavioral agents. The successful candidate will be located at CORE, but s/he will be part of a team of researchers...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 12
PhD Felowship
The laboratory of Hepato-gastroenterology (GAEN) and the institute of experimental and clinical research (IREC) are looking for a highly-motivated PhD student to collaborate on the SARCONASH project, an experimental project aiming at deciphering the muscle-liver cross-talks in...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 08
Researcher/ Project Manager for an EU-funded Project
Context: The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) CRED has been active for over 40 years in the fields of international disaster and conflict health studies, with activities linking relief, rehabilitation and development. The Centre promotes research,...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Feb 01
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes Research
Our lab is looking for a motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher(Brussels, Belgium) Basic information: - The applicant should have a PhD thesis in medical/biological/pharmacological sciences or equivalent. - A good background in cell biology/physiology and...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 03
Postdoctoral Research Position
Position The "Liver and Pancreas Development" laboratory (LPAD, de Duve Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium) studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern differentiation of liver and pancreatic cells in normal conditions and in...