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Photo report: Staff celebration with an intergalactic twist

Photo report: Staff celebration with an intergalactic twist

A varied programme and perfect weather made for a wonderful edition of the university’s Staff Celebration on 28 September in heart of Leuven.

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KU Leuven’s campuses in Kortrijk, Ostend and Bruges open academic year

KU Leuven’s campuses in Kortrijk, Ostend and Bruges open academic year

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

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“The Great War was a bloody nose for the US”

“The Great War was a bloody nose for the US”

Yale University historian Jay Winter receives honorary doctorate at Campus Kortrijk opening ceremony

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KU Leuven welcomes delegations from Stellenbosch and Cardiff

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’.

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Honorary doctorate for top Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin

Honorary doctorate for top Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin

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.

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Archaeological discovery sheds new light on Roman food culture

Archaeological discovery sheds new light on Roman food culture

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.

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United Nations Security Council visits Leuven

United Nations Security Council visits Leuven

Dignitaries visit University Library and discuss prevention of armed conflict in post-WWI world

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Students build drone for transporting packages

Students build drone for transporting packages

Meet VertiKUL, a student-designed prototype at the cutting edge of delivery drone technology

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Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all

Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all

Study is first to confirm achalasia as an autoimmune disease and pinpoint its genetics

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Promising medication counteracts constipation caused by opioid painkillers

Promising medication counteracts constipation caused by opioid painkillers

Once-a-day pill could flush out bothersome side effect for many patients taking opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet

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Doctor honoris causa Tamás Roska has died

Doctor honoris causa Tamás Roska has died

Tamás Roska, professor of information technology at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) in Budapest and doctor honoris causa of KU Leuven, died on 17 June. He was 73. “Professor Roska leaves behind a legacy of generosity and humility, enthusiasm for worthy causes and unflinching support for his students,” said the PPCU in a statement.

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