The Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenA ,B abbreviated KU Leuven, is a research university in the Dutch-speaking town of Leuven in Flanders, Belgium, founded in 1834 in Mechelen as the Catholic University of Belgium and moved its seat to the town of Leuven in 1835 where it changed its name to Catholic University of Leuven. KU Leuven considers itself to be the continuation of the Studium Generale Lovaniense established in 1425 and suppressed in 1797 under French rule.
It conducts teaching, research, and services in the natural sciences, engineering, humanities, medicine, law, and social sciences.
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Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
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