KU Leuven news
Paediatric cardiologists at University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) have successfully placed a new cardiac valve in a one-year-old via a catheter. Because infants’ blood vessels are too small to transport the cardiac valve to the heart, the cardiologists used an alternative route: the liver. This is the first time access through the liver has been used to place a new valve.
Yeast cells in beer hitch ride with fruit flies to find new food sources
Scientists at KU Leuven, Campus Ghent, have successfully recreated beer recovered in 2010 from a nineteenth-century shipwreck off the coast of Finland. A Finnish brewery now plans to market the brew worldwide.
The HIV pandemic with us today is almost certain to have begun its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a new study.
A varied programme and perfect weather made for a wonderful edition of the university’s Staff Celebration on 28 September in heart of Leuven.
Opening ceremony's theme, 'Rethinking remembrance', commemorates WWI, marks founding of Kulak in 1954 and celebrates one year of close collaboration between Kulak, Technology Campus Oostend and Campus Bruges
Yale University historian Jay Winter receives honorary doctorate at Campus Kortrijk opening ceremony
KU Leuven solidified ties with Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Cardiff University (Wales) in the margins of the official opening of the academic year on 22 September. Delegations from both universities were on hand for the opening ceremony, the theme of which was ‘going beyond boundaries’.
KU Leuven marks the official opening of the 2014-2015 academic year
On Monday, 8 September, Vlerick Business School and KU Leuven jointly conferred an honorary doctorate on Professor Justin Yifu Linn on the occasion of the official opening of Vlerick’s academic year. Professor Lin is one of China’s foremost economists and is the former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.
Somewhere around 200 AD, a group of people sat down to a meal together in the ancient Roman city of Sagalassos, in today’s southwest Turkey. After the meal, the tables – still strewn with dishware and leftovers – were hastily tipped over and abandoned. Now the team of KU Leuven archaeologists that unearthed the mysterious scene are trying to piece together what happened.
KU Leuven researchers are hard at work finding a cure for ALS
Meet Karel Casteleyn, the first student to complete enrolment for AY 2014-2015
Dignitaries visit University Library and discuss prevention of armed conflict in post-WWI world
Meet VertiKUL, a student-designed prototype at the cutting edge of delivery drone technology
Study is first to confirm achalasia as an autoimmune disease and pinpoint its genetics