Université Catholique de Louvain

Tracing its roots to 1425, Université Catholique de Louvain is one of the oldest universities in the world and has a rich history. In 1502, Erasmus took his first year of study there. Today it accommodates around 27,000 students of 127 nationalities and some 5,000 teaching, research, administrative and technical staff.

It has educated a large part of Belgium’s elite and is still considered, with its Dutch-speaking sister university, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, as a centre of excellence in many fields. In 2006, it was ranked 76th in the world universities ranking established by the Times Higher Education supplement (24th in Europe).

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Flanders Fields was once the frontline of war – it now is a place of remembrance. Mark Wainwright/Flickr

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