Catholic University of Louvain

Catholic University of Louvain

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Place de l’Université 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

L’Université catholique de Louvain (en latin Universitas catholica lovaniensis, en néerlandais Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) est une université fondée en 1834 à Malines par les évêques de Belgique, et scindée depuis 1968 (affaire de Louvain) en deux établissements séparés par la frontière linguistique: l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), université francophone multisite, qui a des sièges notamment à Louvain-la-Neuve (province du Brabant wallon), à Mons et Tournai (province du Hainaut), et à Woluwe-Saint-Lambert et Saint-Gilles (région de Bruxelles-Capitale) en Belgique ; La Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), université néerlandophone, dont le siège se trouve à Louvain (province du Brabant flamand) en Belgique.

Environment - Apr 21
In brief : UCLouvain ranks between 101st and 200th out of the 1,115 participating universities worldwide (and 1st in Belgium) in the latest Times Higher Education ranking in terms of sustainable development objectives.
Event - Apr 2

In brief: EU imports of products contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. In a new study, published in One Earth , researchers from several universities worldwide, among them University of Louvain, evaluated thousands of policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact , to assess which would have the largest potential to reduce deforestation - while also being politically feasible.

Health - Oct 6, 2020

In brief: Patrice Cani (UCLouvain) and Claude Knauf (INSERM) have discovered a 'jammer' that blocks communication between the gut and the brain, thus preventing proper regulation of sugar and causing insulin resistance in people with diabetes They also discovered that a lipid produced by our body helps prevent this dysfunction and regulate sugar level, thus mitigating diabetes and intestinal inflammation.

Health - Jul 16, 2020

According to UCLouvain research conducted in collaboration with WHO, Stanford University, and Harvard Medical School, measles vaccination is taking a back seat to the fight against Covid-19 120 million children are at risk of not being vaccinated this year in poor countries, where Covid-19 claims far fewer victims than measles The study was publ

Innovation - Jun 30, 2020

University of Louvain (UCLouvain) created , through its technology transfer office Sopartec, a new European university fund of ¤32m, VIVES Inter-University Fund Its ambition? Accelerate the transformation of research into a societal benefit The fund offers a unique ecosystem with incubators and university hospitals, providing albeit a powerful cross-border innovation network useful to start-ups.

Social Sciences - Mar 18

In brief : It's a first : approximately 100 scientists in 42 countries joined forces to learn about the incidence of parental burnout. They found that Western countries are the most affected by parental burnout.

Health - Sep 11, 2020

In brief: Sophie Lucas (UCLouvain de Duve Institute) and her team succeeded in neutralising a molecule that blocks the immune system against cancer UCLouvain scientists discovered that this new immunotherapy increases the action of another well-known but not always effective immunotherapy, and that it makes tumour regression possible This very p

Health - Jul 9, 2020

Circle U., the alliance of UCLouvain, Aarhus University, the University of Belgrade, Humboldt University of Berlin, King's College London, the University of Oslo, and the University of Paris, has just been selected by the European Commission to be one of the 41 alliances of European universities that will redraw the lines of European higher education.

Environment - Jun 22, 2020
Environment

The first-of-its-kind study by UCLouvain and Stanford researchers reveals that subsidies for the planting of commercially valuable tree plantations in Chile resulted in the loss of biologically valuable natural forests and little, if any, addition




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