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  • 12 Jul 2016 3:56 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)
    The Reuters Top 100 aims to identify which institutions contribute the most to science and technology, and have the greatest impact on the global economy. KU Leuven earned its first place rank, in part, by putting out a high volume of influential inventions. Its researchers submit more patents than almost any other university in Europe, and outside researchers frequently cite KU Leuven inventions in their own patent applications.
  • 23 Mar 2016 9:24 AM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    Georges Lemaitre, Belgian priest and professor of Physics in Leuven, was celebrated on the occasion of remembrance of his death 50 years go. 


    The Belgian Ambassador in Washington DC hosted a seminar dedicated to Lemaitre at his residence on March 15. Keynote speakers were John Mather, Nobel Laureate and Sr. Astrophysicist at NASA, and Prof. Lambert, University of Namur, author of "The atom of the universe: the life and work of Georges Lemaitre.



    Location of the Lemaitre conference
    Belgian Residence, Washington DC.



    Keynotes by 
    Dr. John Mather, Nobel Laureate in Physics [for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite COBE] and NASA's project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Telescope.

    and
    Prof. Dominique Lambert, Director of the Department of Philosophy, University of Namur.


     


  • 17 Jan 2016 11:49 AM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    Our Alma Mater consistently climbs in the ranking of the prestigious Times Higer Education scores, from 61 in 2014 to 55 in 2015 and now 35th. In particular industry income (collaboration with industry) and citations (quality of publications reflects how much they are cited by others) score very good.


    Click here for details.


  • 07 Oct 2015 9:40 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    This study reveals the ranking of most innovative universities, based on parameters like the number of patent applications and the impact of tech transfer. In Europe, only Imperial College in London is a ahead of Leuven. 

    This study, carried out by Reuters proves the importance of Leuven`s research and its impact on the knowledge economy.


    More info: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20150925_01886473

  • 25 Jun 2015 4:09 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    New York, 23 June 2015 -- Prof. Marc Swyngedouw was invited by Flanders House and our Chapter to share his insights on the results of his study on the 2014 elections. The roundtable format gathered some 20 interested guests from as far as Massachussetts, networking during and afterwards with Belgian beers!

  • 03 Jun 2015 9:28 AM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    [Source: De Standaard]

    Former European Union's chairman of the European Council received the appointment by the Japanese government to promote the classic Japanese poem in the framework of a cultural exchange program between Japan and the Europen Union.

  • 03 Jun 2015 9:15 AM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)
    Source: Belga [Dutch]

    BRUSSEL 02/06 (BELGA) - Verschillende Belgische universiteiten hebben 
    dinsdagnamiddag deelgenomen aan een ondertekeningsceremonie in de 
    residentie van de Amerikaanse ambassadeur in België, Denise Campbell Bauer. 
    De universiteiten tekenden er de akkoorden die ze afgesloten hebben 
    met de Fulbright Commission. Die laatste maakt 
    studentenuitwisselingen mogelijk tussen België en de Verenigde Staten. Met dat 
    "memorandum of understanding" gaven de universiteiten van Antwerpen, Gent, 
    Hasselt, Leuven en Namen aan dat ze het Fulbright-programma mee gaan 
    financieren. In Brussel doen Saint-Louis en VUB mee.
    Per jaar kunnen met dat programma 30 à 40 studenten, doctorandi of 
    post-docs enkele maanden naar de VS om te studeren. De bedoeling van 
    initiatiefnemer J. William Fulbright was in 1946 om zo het wederzijds 
    begrip te versterken.
    Fulbright Belgium viert dit jaar zijn 67ste verjaardag. In totaal 
    heeft het programma al 3.000 Belgen naar de andere kant van de 
    Atlantische Oceaan gestuurd.
    Elke deelnemende universiteit besteedt per jaar tussen de 10.000 en 
    60.000 euro aan het partnerschap. 


  • 28 May 2015 4:52 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)
    On 28 May, KU Leuven celebrated the 70th anniversary of the United Nations with an honorary doctorate for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The university honoured Ban Ki-moon for his dedication to global causes including human rights, sustainability, and peace.

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  • 09 Feb 2015 3:32 PM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

    Our US Alumni Chapter is now officially incorporated. We look forward to serve our alumni in the United States, honoring our mission statement (see home page) to the ful extent! Stay tuned for more news and activities.


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