Catholic University of Louvain
or Université catholique de Louvain
higher education institution in Belgium.
Catholic University of Louvain - Description
UCL: a window open to the world Since its foundation in 1425, "openness to the world" has been at the core of the UCL's missions in teaching and research. This means today: high percentage of international students at UCL: on fifth of our students come from the five continents representing more than 120 nationalities; many students exchanges, teachers and researchers through European networks (Erasmus programmes) and International networks (Erasmus Mundus, CEMS, TIME, Cluster, etc.), one fourth of UCL graduate students benefit from an experience abroad and UCL welcome as many students through our partnerships; A volontarist politic of partnerships with Higher Education Institutions from the South AND from more developed countries; An active participation in many networks in Teaching (CUD, Coimbra, AUF, CINDA, FUCE, FIUC, etc.) as well as in Research (6th European framework, etc.). The International action of UCL works because of the participation of all members of the university, dynamically coordinated by the Council of the International relations (CRI) with the support of its administration (ADRI ) under the responsability of the Prorector of the International Relations.
Bachelor - Catholic University of Louvain
UCL: a window open to the world Founded in 1425, UCL has a history of great names : Erasmus (humanism), Vesalius (anatomy), Mercator (carthography), Georges Lemaitre (Big Bang theory), Jean Ladriere (philosophy), Christian de Duve (Nobel prize in medicine, 1974), Andre Goffeau (decoding of the yeast genome), Benoit Lengele (World's first facial graft in 2006), Andre Berger (climate change), Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (member of the GIEC group awarded the 2007 Nobel prize), to name but a few, have all taught at Louvain. Today, UCL welcomes students from 120 nationalities, as regular students and as exchange students. The two campuses (Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve) host some 21,000 students and 5,000 staff (hospital not included). These campuses are easily accessible, and offer a pedestrian, green and secure environment with that distinctive european flavor. Student life is very active. UCL is a comprehensive university and a research intensive institution, with a particular care for the quality of education. Graduating from UCL means acquiring first class scientific training, but also building the soft skills useful for employment, like languages. At Master's level, nearly all programmes include the opportunity of an internship. The teaching language is French. However, most faculties also offer some courses in English....
Description of Catholic University of Louvain
Founded in 1425, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) is one of the oldest universities in the world. UCL is at the forefront of innovation and excellence in education and research. The university includes 3 Sectors (Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology), 14 faculties, 21 research institutes, 3 scientific parks, and 2 university hospitals. With more than 28,000 students (122 different nationalitites) and 5,000 member of staff.UCL has local, European and international visibility