KU Leuven

KU Leuven

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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.

High-quality Education

KU Leuven offers high-quality education. Study programmes are research-based and organised within an innovative interdisciplinary framework. The programmes are flexible and use state-of-the-art ICT tools. The ECTS quality label guarantees that all credits obtained are transparent and fully transferable.

University’s vision of teaching and learning

The University of Leuven updated its vision of teaching and learning in 2009. This new vision does not mean a breaking with the past; instead it builds on the university’s educational approach “Guided Independent Learning” (12299) and resumes its fundamental elements in an updated framework (among others the introduction of the bachelor’s/master’s system; a more active approach of the teacher’s responsibility).

The university’s vision of teaching and learning emphasizes the close link between research and education: study programmes are research-based, thus enabling students to acquire academic competences, including thorough knowledge and skills in the discipline, coupled with a broader interdisciplinary perspective, and a critical and research-oriented attitude. Moreover, students integrate these academic competences within a broad ethical,cultural, and social formation. Through this, they learn to make well-founded choices, and to act professionally, constructively and critically in their chosen field. This enables them to assume their social responsibility as committed citizens.

In the university’s vision of teaching and learning, the active student is in the end responsible for his/her own learning process. It is the responsibility of the staff to provide optimal support for the student.

 

 

PHD IN ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL MODELING OF FRUIT GROWTH FOR SMART DIGITAL HORTICULTURE
Location : BioscienceEngineering, Computer Science, Biosystems,Quantitative Ecology , Belgium, Leuven

  The lab of Prof. Nicolai consists of a team of young, dynamic and enthousiastic researchers that investigates the physiology of perishable fruits and vegetables after harvest. We offer a stimulating work environment for those who are interested in ...

PHD POSITION - GENERALIZING HUMAN-DEMONSTRATED ROBOT SKILLS
Location : ProductionEngineering, Machine Design ,Mechanical Engineering, , Belgium, Leuven

  You will be embedded in the Robotics (ROB) group of the KU Leuven Department of Mechanical Engineering. ROB has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s. The group was among the first to develop active force feedback for assembly ...

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - GENERALIZING HUMAN-DEMONSTRATED ROBOT SKILLS
Location : MechanicalEngineering,Production Engineering, Machine Design , Belgium, Leuven

You will be embedded in the Robotics (ROB) group of the KU Leuven Department of Mechanical Engineering. ROB has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s. The group was among the first to develop active force feedback for assembly operations. It ...

RESEARCH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
Location : ManufacturingEngineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology , Belgium,Leuven

    The Production Engineering research group counts about 50 researchers and is executing fundamental, applied and contract research in the broad field of manufacturing engineering, including additive manufacturing, conventional and ...

POSTDOC POSITION IN DISCRETE TASK-LEVEL ROBOT PROGRAMMING AND WORLD MODELLING
Location : MechanicalEngineering,Robot Programming , Belgium, Leuven

You will be embedded in the Robotics Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production engineering, Machine design and Automation (PMA). The group has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s and was among the ...

PHD STUDENT IN DISCRETE TASK-LEVEL ROBOT PROGRAMMING AND WORLD MODELLING
Location : ProductionEngineering, Machine Design ,Mechanical Engineering , Belgium,Leuven

You will be embedded in the Robotics Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production engineering, Machine design and Automation (PMA). The group has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s and was among the ...

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (BOFZAP)
Location : IntellectualProperty, Law , Belgium,Leuven

  As part of its research commitment to the field of Intellectual Property Law and with the support of the 'Special Research Fund' (Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds, BOFZAP), established by the Flemish Government, the Faculty of Law of the Humanities and Social ...

POSTDOC POSITION ON ROBUST OPTIMAL FEEDBACK CONTROL DESIGN METHODOLOGIES FOR MULTIVARIATE MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS
Location : MechanicalEngineering,Production Engineering, Machine Design ,Automation (PMA) Section , Belgium,Leuven

The research will take place in the MECO (Motion Estimation Control and Optimization) research team of the Department Mechanical Engineering of KU Leuven. The MECO research team focusses on modelling, estimation, identification, analysis and optimal control of ...

PHD IN NOVEL CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR STORAGE OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Location : BioscienceEngineering, Biosystems , Belgium,Leuven

The lab of Prof. Nicolai consists of an international team of young, dynamic and enthusiastic researchers that investigate the physiology of perishable fruits and vegetables after harvest. We offer a stimulating work environment for those who are interested in ...

GENOME EDITING IN EYE AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
Location : CellularBiology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering,Stem Cell Biology , Belgium,Leuven

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Verfaillie, Stem Cell Institute, KU Leuven. The aim is to use state of the art CRISPR/Cas tools to correct mutations in relevant genes involved in eye and / or neural ...

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN HIGH-THROUGHPUT FUNCTIONAL SCREENING OF IPSC-DERIVED MODELS
Location : Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry,Bioengineering,Stem Cell Biology , Belgium, Leuven,

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Verfaillie, Stem Cell Institute, KU Leuven (https://www.kuleuven.be/scil/aboutusN/catherineverfaillie) .    The aim is to develop high-throughput functional ...