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KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal,
ranking among the best 50 universities worldwide.
Most Innovative University
(Reuters, 2017)
Times Higher Education World Ranking
(THE, 2017-18)
QS World University Ranking
In the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme
In the ERC grants programme with over 110 projects

KU Leuven is dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. Its fifteen faculties offer education, while research activities are organized by the departments and research groups. These faculties and departments, in turn, are clustered into three groups: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), and Biomedical Sciences. Each of these groups has a doctoral school for its doctoral training programmes.


We believe that the inclusion and collaboration of people with diverse backgrounds, nationalities and cultures enriches the workplace and inspires new perspectives, insights and ideas. Hence, KU Leuven seeks to create an environment where all talents are nurtured, irrespective of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or any disability.

At KU Leuven, our aim is for every employee to feel satisfied at work. That’s why we want to support you in your personal development by encouraging self-direction and empowerment. Moreover, we offer you a broad range of career prospects, flexible and tailored to your interests.

As we prioritise the wellbeing of our employees, we want to help you achieve a balance between work and other aspects of your life. We also seek to build a positive and sustainable relationship between each employee and the organisation, with particular attention to psychosocial wellbeing.

We seek to recruit, engage, challenge, foster and inspire talented and
driven individuals. Both national and international candidates, and
academics as well as other professionals.


Yes, working at KU Leuven is quite unique. Why, you may ask? Because innovative insights come to you every day. Because you continuously face new challenges. Because you discover more about who you are, push your boundaries, fulfil your ambitions.

KU Leuven PhD student Apeksha Shapeti studies angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels grow from pre-existing ones. Now pay attention because angiogenesis research has important implications for cancer research and tissue engineering. Tumour cells, like healthy cells, need the oxygen and nutrients found in blood to survive. Understanding how a tumour’s environment causes blood vessels to grow could offer clues for how to modify the microenvironment to stop them growing. In a similar vein (sorry), angiogenesis research is vital to improving tissue engineering techniques. One of the major challenges in the field right now is that a synthetic scaffold needs to connect to the body’s circulatory system in order to be functional.



KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Sep 01
Effect of Applying Vivianite and P-containing Fe(IIII)oxides on P Bioavailability and Dynamics in Different Agricultural Soil Types
(ref. BAP-2019-209) The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at KULeuven offers academic education and research in which all living organisms are central. The Faculty is located in a green and inspiring environment and special programs for international students and PhD students...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jun 17
Postdoc on Quantifying Vegetation Dynamics Using Satellite Remote Sensing
(ref. BAP-2019-204) The KU Leuven Remote Sensing & Terrestrial Ecology group is looking for a senior scientist to perform research and take up project coordination tasks within a project portfolio on monitoring vegetation dynamics using satellite observation time series. More...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jun 28
Research Assistant in the Domain of Autonomous Inland Shipping
(ref. BAP-2019-177) The Robotics research at KU Leuven Department of Mechanical Engineering has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s. It has covered virtually all aspects of sensor-based robotics, from the high-level task specification down to low-level...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jun 30
Untangling the Gut Microbiota Development (Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Parasites) in Bangladeshi Infants Using Various Metagenomics Approaches
(ref. BAP-2019-179) The Laboratory of Viral metagenomics (part of the Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology) at the Rega Institute is headed by Prof. Jelle Matthijnssens, and focuses on the role of the human gut virome in human health and disease. For virome...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jul 01
Improving Cochlear Implant Signal Processing
(ref. BAP-2019-171) With a cochlear implant a deaf adult or child can hear sounds and even have a normal conversation. A cochlear implant stimulates the auditory nerve directly by generating electrical pulses on an array of electrodes inserted in the cochlea during surgery....