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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.

Life Imitates Art(eries)
You see innovation all around you here, even in the lab environment.


How Europe’s Most Innovative University Creates Spin-offs
When it comes to creating spin-offs, one university stands out: KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university for four year running.


KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Sep 30
Professor in Host-centered Microbiome Engineering for Animal Health
(ref. ZAP-2020-91) The Science, Engineering and Technology Group and the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of KU Leuven welcome applications for a full-time academic position at the Animal and Human Health Engineering Division in the Department of Biosystems. We are looking...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jul 03
PhD Position in Education: a Discursive Approach to Educational Innovation
(ref. BAP-2020-375) The Centre for Innovation and the Development of Teacher and School (CIDTS) is seeking a talented PhD candidate interested in pursuing research on educational innovation and school development in order to obtain a PhD. For further information on CIDTS, see...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jul 15
Researcher in Horse Breeding and Genetics
(ref. BAP-2020-391) The research group “Livestock Genetics” within the division Animal and Human Health Engineering, department Biosystems at the KU Leuven, Belgium is looking for a motivated (junior) researcher to work in the field of breeding and genetics of horses. The...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Sep 30
Professor in Climate Resilient Crop Production
(ref. ZAP-2020-31) In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, within the Division of Crop Biotechnics of the Department of Biosystems (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering) and the Division of Molecular Biotechnology of Plants and Micro-organisms of the...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Jul 31
Cell Metabolism in Skeletal Development and Disorders
(ref. BAP-2020-271) The laboratory of professor Geert Carmeliet is focusing on cell metabolism of skeletal cells in bone physiology and disease and on tumor cell metabolism in bone metastasis. The lab is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join...