About Universite Catholique de Louvain:

The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) is Belgium's largest French-speaking university. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, which was expressly built to house the university, and Brussels, Charleroi, Mons and Tournai. From September 2018 onwards, the university will be called UCLouvain in the context of a merger with Saint-Louis University, Brussels. The University of Louvain (Universitas Lovaniensis) was founded at the centre of the historic town of Leuven (or Louvain) in 1425, making it the first university in Belgium and the Low Countries. After being closed in 1797 during the Napoleonic period, the Catholic University of Leuven was "re-founded" in 1834, and is frequently, but controversially, identified as a continuation of the older institution. In 1968 the Catholic University of Leuven split into the Dutch-language Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, which stayed in Leuven, and the French-language Université catholique de Louvain, which moved to Louvain-la-Neuve in Wallonia, 30 km southeast of Brussels. Since the 15th century, Leuven/Louvain, as it is still often called, has been a major contributor to the development of Catholic theology.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings - 205 205 209 221 206 208 211 244 267 289 253 253 253 255

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 161 204 228 215 177 180 232 238 261 270 242 227 250 301-350
Engineering 178 161 244 216 206 228 257 - - 351-400 301-350 351-400 351-400 451-500
Life Sciences 166 175 190 186 185 201 212 226 237 242 223 230 286 301-350
Medicine 166 153 150 166 161 158 166 164 176 180 169 177 174 185
Natural Sciences 266 269 290 251 252 239 246 - - 401-450 301-350 298 301-350 301-350
Social Sciences 171 221 169 223 250 218 233 - - 301-350 259 247 238 351-400

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 165 177 133 146 155 197 160 135 180 192 205
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 256 249 242
Chemistry 278 284 281 276 - - 401-450 351-400 351-400 301-350 401-450
Chemical Engineering 196 277 - 250 294 - - 451-500 351-400 351-400 -
Civil Engineering - - - 284 - - - - 301-350 301-350 297
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 173 184 188
Computer Science 173 172 - 220 241 214 278 401-450 301-350 351-400 451-500
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 169 213 235
Electrical Engineering - 178 - 245 - - 301-350 351-400 301-350 301-350 401-450
Environment / Ecology 206 200 158 241 296 253 - 277 240 246 273
Geosciences 191 214 211 211 248 274 - 258 192 173 236
Immunology - - - - - - - - 161 205 223
Materials Science 208 215 296 270 252 282 301-350 351-400 301-350 301-350 351-400
Mathematics 105 151 177 154 170 221 207 219 215 230 283
Mechanical Engineering 168 135 217 173 226 221 203 451-500 218 351-400 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 263 282 282
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 286 - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 216 201 203
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 124 111 112 109 120 118 88 92 118 128
Physics 300 268 267 268 - - 401-450 301-350 261 278 238
Plant & Animal Science 251 249 229 267 204 256 - 271 243 240 278
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 191 205 240
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 254 232 351-400
Space Science - - - - - - - - 271 288 -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 299
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -