Recently Reuters called “KU Leuven”:https://www.kuleuven.be/english the most innovative university in Europe. It’s a Dutch-speaking school based in Belgium’s Flanders region. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, it’s the world oldest Catholic university. KU’s modern mission is comprehensive and advanced scientific research. Open to students of all faiths, it operates autonomously from the Church. According to “Reuters”:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-innovative-stories-europe-idUSKCN0Z00CT and maintains one of the largest independent research and development organizations on the planet – in fiscal 2014, research spending exceeded 426 million euros.
Euronews took a tour around some of the university premises.
Leuven, not far from belgian capital Brussels, where the main Campus is situated, gives an impression that almost every other of its buildings belong to the school.
Among one of the most recognisable places in town is university’s library.Some of the faculties are located in 12th century Kasteel van Arenberg – the Castle of Arenberg. Here you can see student cycling among old and new buildings of the campus, greenhouses and solar panels, studying in it’s modern library, queuing for an ice cream and chilling in the park. Look through our selected gallery.