The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Dutch for Catholic University of Leuven; not generally translated to English) (Dutch pronunciation: [katoˈlikə univɛrsiˈtɛit ˈløːvə(n)], also known as KU Leuven or University of Leuven is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.
It is located in the centre of the historic town of Leuven, home to the university since 1425. In 1968 the Catholic University of Leuven, considered Belgium’s oldest university, split into the Dutch-language Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the French-language Université catholique de Louvain, which moved to Louvain-la-Neuve in Wallonia. Since the fifteenth century, Louvain, as it is still often called, has been a major contributor to the development of Catholic theology. It is considered the oldest Catholic university still in existence.
With 41,255 students in 2012–2013, the KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium and the Low Countries. In addition to its primary campus in Leuven, it has satellite campuses in Kortrijk (‘KULAK’), Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend, Geel, Diepenbeek, Aalst, Sint-Katelijne-Waver and in Belgium’s capital Brussels. The university now also offers several programs in English.
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