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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 Dec 24
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes Research, in the group of P Gilon at UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgium
Project: Direct and indirect mechanisms controlling glucagon and insulin secretion: therapeutic implications for diabetes The endocrine pancreas plays a key role in glucose homeostasis. It is organized in islets mainly composed of beta, alpha- and delta-cells, secreting,...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 15
Postdoc in immobilized organometallic photocatalysts
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a collaborative project involving partners in Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The global aim of the project is to develop Cu photocatalysts for applications in organic synthesis and water purification. This involves...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 10
Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave data analysis
The gravitational wave (GW) group of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), hosted at the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP), is searching for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher to strengthen its data analysis activities related to the search for...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Dec 13
Post-doctoral position in theoretical particles physics and phenomenology
The Centre for Cosmology, particle physics and phenomenology at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, invites applications for one or two postdoctoral positions in particle physics. The appointment is for two years and should start preferably in fall...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Jan 07
PhD candidate in SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 Research at Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Brussels, Belgium
The IREC/DDUV/LDRI institutes at UCLouvain (Brussels, Belgium) are urgently seeking for a motivated PhD candidate to work on COVID-19 research in the domain of network precision medicine. This PhD position will address some of the most important questions in infectiology...