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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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29 POSTES PROPOSÉS PAR CET EMPLOYEUR

Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Localisation: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgique | Se termine le juil. 17
Post-doctoral research assistant in climate sciences
The successful candidate will be part of the EU-funded H2020 project “Tipping Points of the Earth System” (TiPES), and will work on the assessment of the impact of uncertainties associated with tipping point on decision making. The position is funded for 3 years. The...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Localisation: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgique | Se termine le août 09
Postdoctoral Fellow in metabolic disorders associated with cancer
The Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, LDRI, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to join the team of Prof Laure Bindels. The candidate will investigate the mechanisms by which cancer cells can communicate with the adipose...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Localisation: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgique | Se termine le juil. 13
PhD Fellowship "Assessment of the resilience of a road network in the perspective of new technologies in the field of mobility (Traffic Management)"
Project description The structure of a road network is now subject to four pressures: the growth and wider diffusion of flows related to metropolitanization; the ageing of infrastructure; environmental requirements; and current and potential new applications generated by...
Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain
Localisation: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgique | Se termine le juil. 15
PhD candidate position in Egyptology
The Université Catholique de Louvainis offering a full-time PhD position in Egyptology to a highly motivated PhD-student, starting on October 1st, 2019, although a later start is possible depending on the curriculum of the candidate. This position will be fully funded by a...