KU Leuven rises in world ranking


Belgian university KU Leuven has jumped up 15 places in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and is now in 61st place.

“This is great recognition, from international academics and employers, of the hard work being carried out by our researchers,” said Luc Sels, KU Leuven’s rector since 2017. The university has stood out when it comes to its international research network and its academic reputation. It also scored high on QS’s ‘citations’ indicator.

Out of the nearly 1,500 academic institutions, several Belgian universities have scored highly with QS. Ghent University, the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) also figure in the top 200.

Whether it’s bio-ink, bioplastics manufacturing or revolutionary discoveries in immunotherapy, Belgian universities are so often at the forefront of academic prowess and serve as forces for change.

Did you know that Ghent was named the top destination of 2023 for the Erasmus exchange program? If you’re a young student who wants to study abroad, why not come check out Ghent, Leuven, Brussels or any of the country’s other university cities?