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KU Leuven

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international bachelor and master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.
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2014
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2015
79
2016
  • 67.90
    Overall Score
  • 87.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 71.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 89.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 83.7
    International Faculty
  • 41.3
    International Students
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2015
7
2016
9
2017
  • 85.70
    Overall Score
  • 70
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Citations per Paper
  • 61.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 95.2
    H-index Citations
51-60
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 55.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 99.8
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 56.2
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 70.6
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,485
International
748

Number of students

52,959
Postgraduate 53%
Undergraduate 47%

Number of international students

7,634
Postgraduate 79%
Undergraduate 21%
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