Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven   link Flemish Region
Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven


So-called thermoelectric generators ('thermoelectrics') convert ambient heat into electricity. They can be used to power a broad range of applications, from wearables and sensors to remote electronic systems like satellites. But to realize all these applications, thermoelectrics must also be flexible and be available in many different shapes. Moreover, they must be relatively easy to make. Materials researchers at KU Leuven tackled these demands by developing an innovative manufacturing process.

Health - Jan 17

The World Health Organization reveals a sombre reality: cancer ranks as the world's second-leading cause of death.

Health - Dec 8, 2023

Flemish Minister for Economy, Science and Innovation Jo Brouns has inaugurated a new research facility for innovative gene therapy at KU Leuven.

Career - Nov 23, 2023

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Consolidator Grants. Two KU Leuven researchers are among this year's recipients: Merlijn Hurx and Olivier Namur.

Sport - Nov 17, 2023

Many young people struggle with somber feelings, stress or anxiety symptoms. In a large-scale study, with support from the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) and in the context of Red Noses Day (now "Jez!"), KU Leuven investigated whether mindfulness at school could help. For eight weeks, several class groups in eleven Flemish secondary schools followed mindfulness training. Would this have positive effects on their mental well-being?

Life Sciences - Nov 15, 2023

Researchers have built the first ever map showing how every single neuron in the nervous system of a tiny worm communicates wirelessly. This huge step forward in understanding how neurons communicate through extremely shor

Innovation - Nov 7, 2023

New software, developed at KU Leuven, can use brain waves to determine whether a person understands speech well.

Research Management - Oct 26, 2023

KU Leuven and the University of Melbourne (UoM) have signed a new agreement during the Belgian Economic Mission in Australia which will further deepen their existing research collaboration.

Health - Jan 16

KU Leuven researchers discover how to break the negative feedback loop to improve cancer immunotherapy. Over the past years, immunotherapy has improved the outlook for many cancer patients.

Chemistry - Dec 7, 2023

Producing renewable fuel anywhere in the world, based on light and air? It can be done with the unique hydrogen technology developed at KU Leuven.

Life Sciences - Nov 20, 2023

Peter Claes has successfully identified the genetic factor that accounts for the large variation in the shape of human skulls and faces, before subsequently identifying which of these genes play an important role in the ri

Astronomy & Space - Nov 15, 2023
Astronomy & Space

A team of European astronomers, co-led by researchers from the Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven, used recent observations made with the James Webb

Environment - Nov 10, 2023

Just recently, the European Commission launched an investigation into cheap Chinese electric vehicles 'flooding' our market. This is just one of the challenges that Europe is facing in its transition towards electric mobility and reducing CO2 emissions.

Health - Oct 27, 2023

The cells in our body continuously keep each other informed. They do this by exchanging, among other things, virus-like vesicles. Pascale Zimmermann's group, from the Department of Human Genetics, has been studying these vesicles for many years. Her fundamental research is necessary to use these intercellular messengers in medicine.

Pharmacology - Oct 24, 2023

KU Leuven and the Danish BioInnovation Institute (BII) will jointly look for new therapeutic drugs for the gynecological disorder endometriosis over the next three years.