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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 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 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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Streaming services are carrying more foreign-language content. While people are stuck at home because of the pandemic, why not use the time to improve their language skills? (Shutterstock)

Watching foreign-language TV during the coronavirus pandemic can help you learn a new language

While staying at home during the pandemic, foreign language learners can improve their vocabulary and comprehension by watching films and television shows in the language they are studying.
Un pompier déplaçant un rang de combinaisons de protection, pour faire face à l'épidémie du Covid-19 qui a touché la Belgique, le 12 avril 2020 à Bruxelles. Miguel Discart/Flickr

La Belgique, prise dans la tourmente de l’urgence

Avec la crise sanitaire mondiale qui nous touche actuellement, comment la Belgique, pourtant bien rodée à la gestion de crise, a-t-elle mal appréhendé l’urgence de la situation ?
Supporters of the anti-Islam party Pegida attend a rally in Copenhagen on January 19, 2015. Juliane Lydolph/AFP

Asylum seekers and immigrant threat: Is there a link?

The perception of an immigrant threat in Europe is often thought to be driven by rising numbers of asylum seekers, but research indicates that political and media discourses are often the driving factor.
En avril 2016 de nombreux Français s'étaient réunis dans le cadre de la mobilisation ‘Nuit Debout’ et avaient expérimenté des débats, conférences et propositions de démocratie participative. Paris, place de la République. MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

Grand débat : et si on commençait par des assemblées citoyennes ?

Des assemblées citoyennes composées de membres tirés au sort ont été organisées dans de nombreux pays, remettant en question le monopole des élus.
A negative performance review along with the knowledge that one is not considered to be ‘highly sought after talent,’ can be demotivating to your staff. Štefan Štefančík/ Unsplash

Why your boss should not make you aware of your incompetence

Don’t tell your employee they are not doing well, according to new research. “White lies” coming form managers to staff about how well they are doing can help with their motivation.
More than 70% of Rwanda’s population are subsistence farmers. Shutterstock/Sarine Arslanian

Rwanda’s agricultural revolution is not the success it claims to be

Findings from several scientific studies show the real impact of Rwanda’s agricultural policies and the challenges it faces.
Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world. Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen/Reuters

How do we measure well-being?

Increasing well-being is generally accepted as one of the essential components of social progress. But which measure of well-being – if any – should we use ?


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