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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.

Life Imitates Art(eries)
You see innovation all around you here, even in the lab environment.


How Europe’s Most Innovative University Creates Spin-offs
When it comes to creating spin-offs, one university stands out: KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university for four year running.


KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Mar 22
Academic Position in Corporate Communication (Second Call)
(ref. ZAP-2020-172) At the Institute for Media Studies, embedded in the Faculty of Social Sciences of KU Leuven, a full time professor position (ZAP) is vacant. KU Leuven is one of the leading academic institutions in Europe and its mission is to provide excellent academic...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Mar 31
Research Associate 'Quantitative Social Policy Research'
(ref. BAP-2021-176) HIVA - Research Institute for Work and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute of KU Leuven. We are a team of about 70 employees. Bringing different disciplines together under one roof and our specialisation in policy-oriented research on labour...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jun 30
PhD Scholarship in the Economics of Science
(ref. BAP-2021-170) The department of Management, Strategy and Innovation (MSI) of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is a multidisciplinary research group bundling expertise in the areas of Strategy, Industrial Organization, Political Economy, International...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Brugge, Belgium | Closing on Mar 22
Professor in Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Bruges Campus
(ref. ZAP-2020-171) KU Leuven has a full-time professor vacancy in the area of Mechanical Engineering and is looking for internationally orientated candidates with an excellent interdisciplinary research record within the field of optimal control of intelligent mechatronic...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on May 15
Postdoc Position on Control of Robot Manipulators for Generalizing Human-demonstrated Skills to New Uncertain Situations
(ref. BAP-2021-162) You will be part of the Robotics Research Group at the Division of Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The group has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s and was among the first to develop...