KU Leuven

Book celebrating the 25 anniversary of the founding of the Catholic University of Louvain, November 3, 1859.

In 1972, the KUL set up a separate entity Leuven Research & Development (LRD) to support industrial and commercial applications of university research. It has led to , such as the technology company Metris, and manages tens of millions of euros in investments and venture capital.

On 11 July 2002, the KU Leuven became the dominant institution in the "KU Leuven Association" (see below).

Public transport within the city is primarily served by the De Lijn bus system. Leuven is a main hub in Belgium's and nearby country's train network. Leuven station is located in the northeast edge of the city.

Universitair ziekenhuis Leuven (UZ Leuven) is the teaching hospital associated with the KU Leuven. Its most well known and largest campus is Gasthuisberg, which also houses the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and most of the faculty of medicine.

The university is a member of the . The Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre is a spin-off company of the university.