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Founded in 1425, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is ranked among the 200 best universities in the world (Shanghai, QS, THE) and is one of the 200 best performing universities in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defi ned by the United Nations (THE Impact). With its eight campuses, the main one of which is located in a unique environment a few kilometers south of Brussels and three others in the heart of the capital, UCLouvain is a university with 40,000 students, nearly 20% of whom are international. A quarter of the teaching staff also come from abroad. UCLouvain offers high-quality teaching in all disciplines of knowledge through its 19 faculties and its research activities focused on current societal issues such as democracy, sustainable development and innovation. UCLouvain is the fi rst French-speaking university in Europe to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), in French and English, on the edX platform, which has been offering online courses to millions of students around the world for the past ten years. With 54 ERC (European Research Council) grants and numerous other international awards, teaching at UCLouvain is based on solid research and innovation, with many practical applications for society, as illustrated by the 62 spin-offs and more than 250 companies in the university’s three science parks.
On September 14th 2023, the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles merged with UCLouvain to become one of UCLouvain’s 8 campuses. Saint-Louis - Brussels is an urban campus that operates on a human scale with a strong emphasis on welcoming students and providing them with fi rst-class academic support and guidance. It is also recognised for the quality of its bilingual and trilingual programmes, which it has been organising for over thirty years, its innovative facilities, and intensive foreign language learning.
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