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University of Louvain

UCL is a stabilising force in an uncertain world. It prioritises universal access to high-quality education and makes innovation the governing principle of its activities, in teaching as much as in research.
AN EDUCATION FUELLED BY SOLID RESEARCH
With a Nobel Prize, 21 Prix Francqui (the ‘Belgian Nobel’) and many other honours, the university’s drive to innovate is clear: €222 million in annual research investment, 225 projects funded by European framework programmes (as of 2016) and close relationships with the commercial world, particularly with the 259 companies in the university’s three science parks and two university hospitals.
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OPEN TO THE WORLD

Since its creation in 1425, UCL has both reached out to the world and invited it in. Through student exchanges, hosting international professors and researchers, interuniversity partnerships, participation in European and global networks, and a long tradition of cooperation in international development, UCL has exerted influence throughout the world for nearly 600 years.

The university welcomes more than 30,000 students in seven locations in Brussels and Wallonia. Its main campus is in the pedestrianised city of Louvain-la-Neuve. Our university offers courses in all disciplines, from bachelor’s degree to doctoral degree level, as well as many lifelong learning programmes. It is also a pioneer in the creation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the first French-speaking university in Europe to offer online courses on the edX platform (16 courses available in 2016).

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MISSION, GOALS AND VALUES

   
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UCL wants to enable anyone who desires an education to pursue one of the highest possible quality. Students can acquire skills and expertise conducive to their personal and professional development. Teachers can rely on the LLL’s tools and programmes to help their teaching skills.

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UCL is a research university and assumes its place in an international community based on the recognition of the excellence of its contributions to development and knowledge dissemination.

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SERVING SOCIETY

UCL offers seven sites and two university hospitals in the French Community of Belgium, world-class research and educational capabilities, dynamic alumni network, formidable spin-off creation capacity, science parks, incubators and international development cooperation projects.

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VISION

UCL prioritises universal access to high-quality education and makes innovation the governing principle of its activities, in teaching as much as in research. It creates synergies between its involvement in regional development and its international influence, enabling them to fuel each other.

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VALUES

The values on which UCL’s vision is based are openness to others and to differences, solidarity, freedom and respect. Faculty enjoy academic freedom enshrined in the constitution, specifically, freedom of thought in the pursuit of truth arrived at scientifically and free from the undue influence of current trends.

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ONE OF THE BEST RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES

Placing 149th in the 2016 QS ranking of the world’s universities, UCL is ranked first among Belgian francophone universities. It is also one of Europe’s most well established universities, having been founded in 1425. Erasmus, Gerardus Mercator and Andreas Vesalius are among the greats to have graced its halls; it’s where Georges Lemaître formulated his Big Bang theory and Christian de Duve conducted research that won him the 1974 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Research is a driving force at UCL. It’s organised via distinct yet complementary research entities: research institutions, research centres, technology platforms and Louvain4. Fundamental and applied research is pursued with equal vigour in the university’s 22 research institutes. In the humanities, science and technology, and health sciences—the university’s three ‘sectors’—the institutes develop research policies that may be formulated around research clusters.

 

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16 VACATURES VAN DEZE WERKGEVER

University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Locatie: Louvain-La-Neuve, België | Sluit op mrt. 21
Un·e professeur·e en Etudes européennes – Chaire Fondation Louvain
Un·e professeur·e en Etudes européennes (0,80 EFT, 3 ans) - Chaire Fondation Louvain Référence du poste: 18621 / ESPO 090P / 2018 (à mentionner dans toute correspondance svp) NOUVEAU POSTE, ouvert du 21 février au 21 mars 2018; date limite pour introduire une...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Locatie: Louvain-La-Neuve, België | Sluit op mrt. 21
PhD in pharmaceutical sciences
The University of Louvain has a PhD position funded by the Euronamed III programme (funded project Gliogel). Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor with high morbidity and mortality. With the current standard of care (surgical resection combined with adjuvant radiotherapy...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Locatie: Louvain-La-Neuve, België | Sluit op mrt. 21
An academic position in European Studies "Louvain Foundation Chair"
An academic position in European Studies "Louvain Foundation Chair" (80%, 3 years) Vacancy Reference: 18621 / ESPO 090P / 2018 (to be quoted in any correspondence) NEW POSITION, opened from February 21st until March 21st, 2018; applications will be accepted until March...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Locatie: Louvain-La-Neuve, België | Sluit op mrt. 15
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Surface Analysis
The ToF-SIMS group at UCLouvain (responsible person: Arnaud Delcorte, arnaud.delcorte@uclouvain.be) is looking for a postdoc to work on nanomechanics with Ar cluster beams, a quite exciting project that started in 2017 by studying polymer glass transitions with backscattered...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Locatie: Louvain-La-Neuve, België | Sluit op mrt. 15
Post-doctoral Researcher in Economics (International Trade)
Starting in September 2018 Job description The postdoctoral project aims to study the distributional effect of globalization in both developed and developing economies. The project will address distributional issues between income groups as well as between...