Catholic University of Louvain

Catholic University of Louvain

Catholic University of Louvain  

L’Université catholique de Louvain (en latin Universitas catholica lovaniensis, en néerlandais Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) est une université fondée en 1834 à Malines par les évêques de Belgique, et scindée depuis 1968 (affaire de Louvain) en deux établissements séparés par la frontière linguistique: l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), université francophone multisite, qui a des sièges notamment à Louvain-la-Neuve (province du Brabant wallon), à Mons et Tournai (province du Hainaut), et à Woluwe-Saint-Lambert et Saint-Gilles (région de Bruxelles-Capitale) en Belgique ; La Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), université néerlandophone, dont le siège se trouve à Louvain (province du Brabant flamand) en Belgique.

Life Sciences - Jan 28
Life Sciences
During fat ingestion , if everything works in our body, an enzyme from the intestine transmits to the brain (through the production of molecules) the message "stop, I am not hungry anymore" . This gut-brain axis maintains a balanced food intake. Researchers from the UCLouvain were able to target this enzyme.
Health - Dec 6, 2018

The first Generet Award, which was launched this year, has gone to Professor Miikka Vikkula (de Duve Institute - UCLouvain) for his research seeking a genetic explanation for vascular anomalies. Prof. Vikkula collected his prize on 6 December 2018 at a ceremony attended by, among others, HRH Princess Astrid and Belgian Federal Minister of Public Health Dr Maggie De Block.

Administration - Nov 13, 2018

Creating a European university alliance that places academic innovation as well as the links between research and teaching at the heart of its project, is the ambition of six universities with shared strengths and aspirations: UCLouvain (Belgium), Université Paris Diderot (France), Aarhus University

Life Sciences - May 14, 2018

A major discovery at UCL in the fight against bacterial infections: Jean-François Collet and his team have discovered a new protein, CnoX, which plays a major role in defending bacteria against our immune system.

Life Sciences - Feb 14, 2018

UCL Research - press release. Johann Mignolet , post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of the professor Pascal Hols, did a major breakthrough on bacterial behavior during his researches at UCLouvain (Life Sciences Institute) .

Life Sciences - Dec 19, 2017
Life Sciences

Research UCL - press release. Researchers at the UCLouvain have made a major new discovery in the research on bacteria.

Environment - Nov 23, 2018

               On 1 December, a team of glaciologists and climate researchers from ULB , UCLouvain and the University of Colorado will head for the Antarctic. On the agenda is the second field campaign for the Mass2Ant project being coordinated by UCLouvain , which also includes partners from the IRM (the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium) and Delft University of Technology.

Health - Oct 25, 2018

Belgian research groups from the UCLouvain and WELBIO, VIB and Ghent University, and the biotechnology company argenx elucidated the three-dimensional structure of an assembly of proteins operating on cells that dampen immune responses.

Innovation - Apr 27, 2018

A-Mansia is the latest co-spin-off from the University of Louvain (UCL) and Wageningen University . It aims to develop Akkermansia -based products .

Event - Jan 24, 2018

UCL education - press release. On 23 January 2018 UCL and NATO headquarters in Brussels signed a cooperation agreement in the field of translation. The objective is to facilitate the entry into the workforce of UCL translation students via internships and workshops commissioned by NATO managers.

Environment - Dec 11, 2017

Research UCL - 10 December, International Climate Day - press release.

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