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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.

KU Leuven PhD student Apeksha Shapeti studies angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels grow from pre-existing ones. Now pay attention because angiogenesis research has important implications for cancer research and tissue engineering. Tumour cells, like healthy cells, need the oxygen and nutrients found in blood to survive. Understanding how a tumour’s environment causes blood vessels to grow could offer clues for how to modify the microenvironment to stop them growing. In a similar vein (sorry), angiogenesis research is vital to improving tissue engineering techniques. One of the major challenges in the field right now is that a synthetic scaffold needs to connect to the body’s circulatory system in order to be functional.



KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Feb 29
Junior Professor in Mechanobiology of Cellular and Subcellular Systems
(ref. ZAP-2019-73) The Science, Engineering and Technology Group, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of KU Leuven, invites applications for a full-time academic position at its Department of Biosystems. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Feb 29
PhD Position in Development of Innovative Genome Editing Techniques for Tropical Crops
(ref. BAP-2019-755) About the Tropical Crop Improvement Laboratory The laboratory implements trait improvement approaches for important tropical crops such as banana and cassava. The Laboratory has a strong focus on molecular biology, genetics and omics approaches to...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Dec 13
Development of Individual-specific Molecular Networks
(ref. BAP-2019-759) As part of a larger Innovative Training Network (ITN) EU funded project, TranSYS (, we offer a unique PhD opportunity in an interdisciplinary research collaboration between Prof. Kristel Van Steen and Prof. Peter Claes / Prof. Hilde...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Dec 15
Post-doc Position: Socio-ecological Industrialisation of Building Construction
(ref. AAP-2019-324) The research group Sustainable Buildings at Technology Campus Ghent was created in 2008. The research can be grouped into 6 areas: 1. Energy performance and indoor climate - Interaction building and HVAC systems: studies the interaction between...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jan 13
Vacancy for a Postdoc Position on Remote Sensing of Vegetative Systems
(ref. BAP-2019-749) We are looking for a postdoc researcher to perform research, support teaching activities and take up project coordination tasks within the KU Leuven Remote Sensing & Terrestrial Ecology group, headed by Prof. Ben Somers. Our research focusses on studying...