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Our mission

Our US Chapter serves under the vision and strategic objectives of KU Leuven Alumni, and has as its mission:

To develop links, exchanges, and friendships between fellow alumni.
To strengthen existing contacts amongst alumni and explore new ones.
To organize several meetings annually for and with our graduates.
To foster the spirit of academic and professional excellence in our network.
To stimulate curiosity for and interest in the achievements of fellow alumni, across the whole range of academic disciplines.
To re-establish and/or strengthen communication with high-level representatives of the KU Leuven.
To facilitate internship and job opportunities of KU Leuven students and recent graduates in the United States.

US Team

Meet the team here!

Want to get involved? Let us know.

KU Leuven Young Alumni get-together

March 5, 2020

On Thursday March 5, young alumni got together at BXL Zoute for an informal drink and chat. Great evening! If you are under 40 and interesting to attend at a future event, please let us know!

A Special evening with Professors Paul Krugman and Paul De Grauwe

Watch the entire evening here.

Moderated by alumnus Peter Vanham, the evening was a lively discussion between two economics giants, Nobel prize winner Dr. Paul Krugman and our own Dr. Paul De Grauwe. The evening started with a networking reception, a lively gathering of alumni and friends of KU Leuven, including old students of Prof. De Grauwe who had a chance to meet their professor again. 

The formal part of the evening was introduced by Yves Wantens of Flanders House (the location of the event, with a magnificient view of Manhattan and the Empire State Building and a georgous evening sky), followed by a Welcome by KU Leuven Vice-Rector Peter Lievens.

We sincerely thank all members for their contribution to the event and our chapter, with special thanks to our Patron and Board members for the continuous support.

breakfast with...

Geert Cauwenbergh

Oct 23, 2019 - Executive, investor, mentor, was our first guest at a new series of events Flanders Investment and Trade organized in cooperation with KU Leuven Alumni US Chapter. Our own Peter Vanham moderated the session - a very interesting and pleasant chat with discussions with the audience (over 30 registered!).

Captain of academia

Honorary Rector André Oosterlinck

World Economic Forum, New York

June 7, 2019

We started a new series, Captain of Academia, where we have a chat with a successful academic. Who better to start with than Prof. André Oosterlinck, entrepreneur, rector and professor?

Over 20 alumni joined us in a boardroom style fireside chat led by fellow alumnus Peter Vanham, World Economic Forum. A lively story covered André’s life, his way to the top and lots of anecdotes.

The story of a fellow Alumnus

We have started a new tradition: every quarter we will give the floor to one of our alumni and his/her story from childhood to today. We hope they may be inspiring to our incoming alumni. 

Ingrid Tierens

Class of 1990 - Commercial Engineer

Managing director, Goldman Sachs, NYC

Read her story here.

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