Recently Reuters called KU Leuven 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. According to Reuters it 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
The main university campus is situated in Leuven, not far from the Belgian capital Brussels. It feels like every other building in town belongs to the institution. Among one of the most recognisable places in Leuven is the university library.