Université catholique de Louvain
Université catholique de Louvain

Continente: Europe

Country: Belgium

Address: Université catholique de Louvain, Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Web Site: www.uclouvain.be



About Université 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
World University Rankings - 205.0 205.0 209.0 221.0 206.0 208.0 211.0 244.0 267.0 289.0 253.0

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 161 204 228 215 177 180 232 238 261 270 242
Engineering - 178 161 244 216 206 228 257 - - 351-400 301-350
Life Sciences - 166 175 190 186 185 201 212 226 237 242 223
Clinical Medicine - 166 153 150 166 161 158 166 164 176 180 169
Natural Sciences - 266 269 290 251 252 239 246 - - 401-450 301-350
Social Sciences - 171 221 169 223 250 218 233 - - 301-350 259

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 165 177 133 146 155 197 160 135
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 165 196 277 - 250 294 - - 451-500
Chemistry - - - 257 278 284 281 276 - - 401-450 351-400
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 284 - - - -
Computer Science - - - 217 173 172 - 220 241 214 278 401-450
Electrical Engineering - - - 256 - 178 - 245 - - 301-350 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - 206 200 158 241 296 253 - 277
Geosciences - - - 207 191 214 211 211 248 274 - 258
Materials Science - - - 177 208 215 296 270 252 282 301-350 351-400
Mathematics - - - 106 105 151 177 154 170 221 207 219
Mechanical Engineering - - - 173 168 135 217 173 226 221 203 451-500
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 124 111 112 109 120 118 88
Physics - - - - 300 268 267 268 - - 401-450 301-350
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 251 249 229 267 204 256 - 271