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Study in the Leuven Innovation Region

Leuven is an awesome place to study. Every year in September, the population of 100,000 inhabitants grows by over 60,000 future bachelors and master's students.

Why study in the Leuven Innovation Region?

The students, spread across the university and university colleges, give the city a youthful and vibrant feel. 16% of these students are internationals who come to study at the most innovative university in Europe or our internationally oriented university colleges. And in a city with as many as 240 pubs, they rarely get bored.

Our region ranks as number one in Europe when it comes to the international mobility of students. Leuven is conveniently located and well connected, making it easy for your friends and family to come and visit. A lot of students continue to live here after graduation because they fell in love with the city or a fellow student.

KU Leuven, Europe's most innovative university

KU Leuven, Belgium's largest and highest ranked university, is also one of Europe's oldest and most renowned. It offers a wide variety of international master's programmes supported by innovative and interdisciplinary research.

KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject.

UCLL, for Moving Minds!

UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL) is one of the major universities of applied sciences in Flanders with over 14,000 students and 9 campuses. They focus on Dutch-speaking students as well as on international students. The English language degree programmes are offered on the Leuven campuses.

UC Leuven-Limburg ranks first amongst Flemish UC's in terms of winning international project funding. Main strategic areas include sustainable entrepreneurship, intelligent care and challenging education.

LUCA School of Arts, unique in its kind

LUCA School of Arts is Flanders' only higher education in arts and a true reference. LUCA combines the power and expertise of five renowned art institutions spread across Flanders: Brussels (Sint-Lukas Brussels and Narafi), Genk (C-mine), Ghent (Sint-Lucas Gent) and of course Leuven (Lemmens).

With a wide variety of professional and academic programs, LUCA School of Arts is unique in Flanders. Over 50 programs can be followed, among them audiovisual arts and techniques, visual arts, interior design, architecture, design, music and drama.

Learn 23 languages at CLT

The CLT Language Centre (CLT) is a world community of more than 7500 students. CLT is a melting pot of nationalities which makes it a colourful and fascinating place to learn new languages, meet people from all over the world, discover their cultures and widen your horizons. At CLT, you can learn 23 languages.

More about the Leuven Innovation Region

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Why is Leuven so special?

When Leuven innovates, we innovate for the better. That's also why Leuven was awarded the title 'European Capital of Innovation 2020'.

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Invest in the Leuven Innovation Region

The Leuven Innovation Region offers numerous possibilities for investments, alliances, co-creation, cross-pollination and partnerships. The European Capital of Innovation has never been a better place to invest in than it is now.

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Work in the Leuven Innovation Region

If you want to work in the Leuven Innovation Region, you have a choice of a wide range of sectors and companies. Scroll through the vacancies here!

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How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.