Why Leuven?

Knowledge region

Leuven has grown into a centre of knowledge creation. KU Leuven and the Leuven University Hospitals are consistently ranked among Europe's top 20 acasdemic research centres. Imec is the largest European independent research centre for micro-electronics and nanotechnology. The VIB research institute aims to push the limits of our understanding of molecular mechanisms of life and disease.

Good accessibility, logistics and technology infrastructure

  • Leuven is located in the heart of Europe, only a 15-minute drive from Brussels International Airport;
  • The Antwerp harbour, the second largest port in Europe, is only an hour from Leuven by car;
  • Well connected to the traffic network, near the E40 and A2 motorways;
  • Well connected with public transport. 

 High quality of life

  • High standard of living in Flanders;
  • High-quality housing;
  • World class education system and public health service;
  • A wide range of cultural and leisure facilities.