Catholic University of Louvain

Catholic University of Louvain
Place de l’Université 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
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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.

Health - May 13
To form metastases, cancer cells must be able to migrate. But cancer cells are connected to each other by 'Velcro'. University of Louvain (UCLouvain) researchers have discovered that certain cancer cells manage to suppress this 'Velcro' effect so that they can migrate more easily. It's a mechanism called endocytosis.
Social Sciences - Apr 30

On 1 May UCLouvain Professor Olivier De Schutter becomes United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights His priorities: social protection for all; a just transition ; and involving people living in poverty in implementing solutions On 1 May, UCLouvain Professor Olivier De Schutter begins a mandate as United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Pharmacology - Dec 16, 2019

In brief  (20 seconds of reading) : Since 2004, Sophie Lucas, a researcher at the UCLouvain de Duve Institute, has been studying the immune responses that cancer patients can develop against their own tumour She is currently testing a new anti-cancer drug that would strengthen such immune respons

Astronomy - Nov 6, 2019

Exploring the heart (core) of Mars will elucidate the red planet's evolution and thus determine whether life would be possible in the future In 2020 the ExoMars mission will send a platform with the LaRa, a 100% Belgian-made instrument , supervised by UCLouvain researcher Véronique Dehant LaRa's

Environment - Aug 8, 2019

32°C. This summer saw the highest temperature ever recorded in southern Alaska.

Health - Jan 23

In brief  (18 seconds of reading): Olivier Feron , a UCLouvain researcher, studies how cancer spreads through the body via metastasis His major discovery was that cancer cells multiply by using lipids as food.

Astronomy - Nov 6, 2019

On behalf of the ESA, UCLouvain has developed antennas for the LaRa instrument that will go to Mars in 2020 to study the red planet's habitability.

Career - Sep 4, 2019

A 124-bed lodge has opened in LLN, a partnership between UCLouvain, the city of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and the Kaleo non-profit association Purpose: enlarge and diversify lodging options on campus Target clientele: international students (and their families), PhD students, visiting professors

Computer Science - Jul 23, 2019

Current methods for anonymising data leave individuals at risk of being re-identified , according to new research from University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and Imperial College London This research is published in Nature Communications - Nature article:

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