Our vision on international partners

Our vision on international partners is shaped as a pyramid. In this unique model, international cooperation includes but goes beyond the mobility of students and staff.

  • In the broadest tier are over a 100 partner institutions with whom we work on general student and staff mobility.
     
  • In the middle are partners with whom we are benchmarking our degree programmes, work on common research projects, or even organising multiple degree programmes.
     
  • At the top are our strategic partners. Partners at the top are also involved in all activities ranked below.

Embedding practice-oriented research in our organisation is one of the strategic priorities of UCLL. We focus in particular on a strong relation between education and research.

Assets of practice-oriented research

  • high-quality education
  • an innovative curriculum;
  • alumni with research and international competences and an attitude led by curiosity;
  • staff members further build up expertise;
  • innovation and knowledge valorisation in the community and professional sector.

Strong international partnerships

We aim for mutual benefit to both our partners’ and our own academic community. We have already developed strategic and intense partnerships with:

We are also an active partner in these networks:

A visualisation of our existing partnerships worldwide can be found on the KU Leuven website.

Some numbers

Teaching staff

1/4th engaged in research activities

1,700 experts from the professional field

200 staff members hold a PhD

Close connections to the work field via outreach activities & service to the community

Turn-over

more than 10 million euro in research 

Alumni

Leuven campuses: 14% had a mobility abroad of at least one semester

Limburg campuses: following closely

Almost all engaged in a short-term international experience such as an International Week

Students

± 200 students are enrolled in a truly international degree programme

Teaching staff

1/4th engaged in research activities

1,700 experts from the professional field

200 staff members hold a PhD

Close connections to the work field via outreach activities & service to the community

Turn-over

more than 10 million euro in research 

Alumni

Leuven campuses: 14% had a mobility abroad of at least one semester

Limburg campuses: following closely

Almost all engaged in a short-term international experience such as an International Week

Students

± 200 students are enrolled in a truly international degree programme