KU LEUVEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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2020 Honorary Doctorates
On the occassion of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord KU Leuven celebrates its Patron Saint's Day. For more than half a century, the university has awarded honorary doctorates during this event. The recipients of the doctorate honoris causa are honoured for their distinguished academic, social or cultural contributions. On 3 February 2020 the university awards an honorary doctorate to five outstanding women: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Liv Hatle, Mae Jemison, Valérie Masson-Delmotte and Nasrin Sotoudeh.
More info on the KU Leuven website
Past event: an evening with Profs. Krugman and The grauwe
On Nov 1, Peter Vanham moderated a Special Evening with Profs. Krugman and De Grauwe on world economics, their views on what's happened and what is happening. Full house, over 75 people registered for an evening with two stars, never to forget.
Read the full article (in Dutch) in the Campuskrant.
- Captain of Academia -
June 7, New York - Honorary Rector Andre Oosterlinck - see also our community page.
Famous Alumnus close-up
Henricus Josephus Rega
Henricus Rega was born in 1690 in Leuven and was a pioneer in medicine for the university. He studied medicine in Leuven and Paris and became professor in medicine in Leuven. Because of him, the university built the anatomical theater, a hexagon building on the corner of the Capucijnevoer and Minderbroederstraat. He was also responsible for the "Kruidtuin" and a medicine library. To honor his legacy, the new Insitute established in 1954 carries his name.Famous alumni in the spotlight
Notable Alumni in the past 590 years