Research in the Science, Engineering and Technology Group
Research is the backbone of a forward-looking, dynamic university. It is a university's raison d'être in today's knowledge society and the foundation for high-quality education and social engagement.
KU Leuven provides a stimulating home for all types of research, from fundamental to applied, and from individual projects to large-scale, international research consortia.
All researchers within the Science, Engineering & Technology Group belong to one of its fourteen departments:
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Architecture, Urban Design and Regional Planning (ASRO)
- Biosystems (BIOSYST)
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering (ESAT)
- Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM)
- Microbial and Molecular Systems (M2S)
- Physics and Astronomy
- Mechanical Engineering
To keep up with the ever-changing world we are living in, Science, Engineering and Technology promotes the creation of Research Centres. These centres provide a dynamic structure to respond to changes and new challenges. They foster cooperation and interdisciplinarity, and promote the rational use of resources and equipment.
Research is important both as the basis of knowledge growth and as the foundation of a university education. It can also result in important benefits for society.
- KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD)
- Industrieel Onderzoeksfonds KU Leuven (IOF) (in Dutch)