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  • 31 Jan 2019 4:11 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    On Saturday March 16, the Brussels Philharmonic will play for the first time in the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. The orchestra will be conducted by Stéphane Denève.

    It is the first time in 30 years that a Belgian orchestra will perform in Carnegie Hall. 

    More information and tickets


  • 25 Jun 2018 5:03 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    The World Bank is delighted to announce that the World Bank Young Professionals Program will be opened for applications from June 14 – July 31, 2018.

    WB Young Professionals Program opens for application on June 14th - The World Bank Young Professionals Program is a premier global recruitment program and is a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young professionals (born on October 1, 1986 or after) with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.  We are looking for candidates that have a Master’s Degree plus three years of relevant experience or candidates that are in their last year of a PhD.  The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank's Operations such as:  economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management.  



  • 24 Apr 2018 8:13 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    Acoording to HP, one of the reasons they chose Leuven is their ranking as the 5th most innovative university in the world. The supercomputer, called 'Genius', was developed together by KU Leuven and HP.

    More info here.

  • 24 Feb 2018 8:48 AM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    On Sep 21, a EU delegation presented opportunities for researchers and organizations in programs as Horizon 2020 and Marie Curie, to stimulate international collaboration and exchange of scientists in and from the European Union. 

    No less than 90 people signed up for this information session. The event was supported by the Government of Flanders and our Alumni Chapter.

  • 18 Jan 2018 3:25 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    KBC CEO Johan Thijs was awarded with the recognition of being nr. 7 in the list of best CEOs in the world. He obtained a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and in an Actuarial Sciences at KU Leuven.

    More info: http://focusonbelgium.be/en/business/johan-thijs-among-10-best-ceos-world

  • 19 Nov 2017 1:37 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    The Symphonia by Hildegard von Bingen, dated 1174/75, has been given a permanent repository at KU Leuven.

    © KU Leuven - Rob Stevens

    The manuscript is known for its unique and original collection of songs, the Symphonia Harmoniae Caelestium Revelationum. It will be stored in the climate-controlled and secure Precosia room in the Maurits Sabbe Library, where it will be examined with the latest techniques.


    More info


  • 05 Sep 2017 2:21 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    Story from VRT news:

    A team of Egyptologists from Leuven University has joined forces with an American curator to make a new cast of the Dream Stele that that adorns the sphinx at Giza in Egypt. The cast is destined for the Semitic Museum at Harvard in the United States.

    More info

  • 23 Jun 2017 2:44 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    Rector-elect Luc Sels has announced the names of his Vice Rectors. As of 1 August the new team will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the University.

    On Tuesday 9 May Luc Sels was elected as the new Rector of KU Leuven. He has spent the past weeks putting together his team. Today he has presented his eight Vice Rectors for approval by the management of KU Leuven. They have given the green light.

    More info.


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