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

   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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7 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Dec 10
Post-doc position in the field of liver biology and pathophysiology
Project: Roles and mechanisms of regulation of liver progenitor cell compartment in the diseased liver. The broad objective of the project is to better understand the physiological and pathophysiological role of liver progenitor cells, a compartment of immature liver cells,...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Dec 31
Researcher in Cyber-Physical Systems Control and Optimization
The ICTEAM Institute at UCLouvain (https://uclouvain.be/fr/node/1991), is seeking for outstanding researchers at the doctoral or postdoctoral level in the broad field of Optimization and Control of large scale/complex systems.  The research will take place in the team of Prof....
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Dec 15
Post-Doctoral Position
0A post-doctoral position is available from the 1st of December 2017 in the group of Alexandru Vlad (IMCN/UCL, Belgium) in collaboration with Synergia Medical (Belgium). The project consists in the design and assembly of custom energy cells for biomedical applications. The...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Dec 22
Postdoc, PhD or internship position for research in adaptive therapy
The “Université catholique de Louvain” and KU Leuven have joined their forces to build the first proton therapy center in Belgium (first patient expected mid-2019). In that context, an ambitious research program has been established, for which the main research topic is...
University of Louvain
University of Louvain
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium | Closing on Nov 30
Laboratory Director for the SPF Animal Facility of the de Duve Institute (UCL)
Work environment The de Duve Institute is an international center for fundamental research in the biomedical field. Founded by Nobel laureate Christian de Duve in 1974, the Institute is located on the medical campus of the UCLouvain (Université catholique de Louvain) in...