Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)

KU Leuven logoK.U. Leuven, founded in 1425, is Belgium’s largest university. It offers a wide variety of academic programmes in Dutch and English. More than 6000 researchers, from over 120 countries, participate in fundamental and translational research. K.U. Leuven offers three-year bachelor and one- and two- years academic master’s programmes in almost all disciplines. The Leuven Doctoral Schools of Science, Engineering and Technology, the Biomedical Sciences and the Humanities and Social Sciences organise international PhD tracks of close to 23.500 doctoral candidates. Thirteen institutions of higher education in Flanders have joined their forces in the K.U. Leuven. The K.U.Leuven Association offers its members unique opportunities to collaborate and build a coherent and qualitative education.

The educational council of K.U.Leuven University has decided to adopt a policy for open content in July 2010. The proposal involves the publication of an open series of K.U.Leuven-branded courses, by using existing technology within the institution. Sufficient funding will be provided in a start-up phase to publish a series of 10 selected courses. The whole idea is to select courses with broad impact and publish them online as complete courses involving exercises and self-tests. Within the education council, a group will be formed that will act as a quality support group and editorial board. The K.U.Leuven hopes to join the Open Courseware consortium on the basis of this series when sufficient courses are available online.


  • Fred Truyen
  • Stephanie Verbeken



EU Lifelong Learning Programme
with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union


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