About Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuve is a research university in the Dutch-speaking town of Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. It conducts teaching, research, and services in the sciences, engineering, humanities, medicine, law, and social sciences. In addition to its main campus in Leuven, it has satellite campuses in Kortrijk, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend, Geel, Diepenbeek, Aalst, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, and in Belgium's capital Brussels. KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium and the Low Countries. In 2017-18, more than 58,000 students were enrolled. Its primary language of instruction is Dutch, although several programs are taught in English, particularly graduate degrees.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 42 59 68 77 64 63 69 50 40 48 54 60 60 68 66

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 39 62 87 77 30 81 65 56 67 59 90 89 101 101
Engineering 35 53 61 57 48 52 50 49 52 67 84 91 103 103
Life Sciences 68 79 76 79 68 71 58 61 61 60 62 64 70 66
Medicine 69 61 65 48 55 54 37 36 46 50 50 51 53 55
Natural Sciences 72 102 103 80 76 120 118 86 93 95 120 134 142 133
Social Sciences 95 135 78 91 82 69 79 65 73 80 105 80 81 76

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 20 30 32 20 18 20 27 30 35 42 49
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 58 59 56
Chemistry 60 50 65 65 63 66 67 83 84 95 93
Chemical Engineering 87 89 78 70 68 65 53 64 60 74 64
Civil Engineering 78 54 37 47 52 54 66 83 77 91 86
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 49 54 61
Computer Science 34 32 26 32 34 42 52 71 78 99 130
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 72 61 51
Electrical Engineering 56 52 46 44 48 53 65 78 80 94 109
Environment / Ecology 114 120 103 114 108 106 79 111 113 132 121
Geosciences 240 204 214 226 150 133 144 218 171 155 165
Immunology - - - - - - - - 101 94 96
Materials Science 54 55 68 86 89 97 113 122 134 121 119
Mathematics 53 40 49 38 34 27 34 59 73 97 112
Mechanical Engineering 30 35 47 41 38 36 35 51 53 53 71
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 54 62 59
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 70 69 78
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 55 55 49
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 44 46 30 25 24 23 26 33 41 47
Physics 134 127 177 186 142 168 171 242 301-350 301-350 301-350
Plant & Animal Science 120 100 103 105 76 85 89 149 150 148 129
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 37 32 29
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 93 98 88
Space Science - - - - - - - - 168 124 143
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 111
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 128
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 49