Inspiring the outstanding is in our DNA. KU Leuven researchers are constantly questioning the established understanding of the world. Their fundamental curiosity leads to countless new insights and ideas. Their practical initiative leads to innovative products and technologies that have made KU Leuven the European leader in innovation. The breadth of research at KU Leuven is staggering. From our key research areas, to our interdisciplinary institutes, to our modern facilities, we offer boundless opportunities for researchers at the forefront of their field. That research is then brought directly to the classroom, resulting in each of our 15 faculties earning a world top-100 ranking in their field. Research at KU Leuven is not just precise and thorough, but also accessible, reliable, and truthful. We see research as a partnership with society, one that brings our academics into beneficial coordination with the world at large. Throughout, a 600-year tradition of academic excellence and ethical integrity serves as the backbone for everything we do.
Education and training fields
The Master-after-master in Nuclear Engineering (BNEN) is a one-year programme organised by 6 Belgian universities in collaboration with SCK CEN. It is a modular programme that facilitates individual participation in selected courses or foreign students’ participation in blocs of courses.
The Master in Medical Physics focusses on the relevant nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry aspects for a medical physicist.
A postgraduate certificate programme exist in radiation physics.
Our projects in nuclear technologies include:
BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network consisting of KU Leuven, Universiteit Gent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Liège, Université Catholique de Louvain and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, organises a one-year (60 credits) advanced master programme in nuclear engineering. The programme is embedded in the European ENEN association, a non-profit international organisation of universities and research centres for the preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise.
Proton Therapy Centre KU Leuven and UZ Leuven: https://www.uzleuven.be/en/proton-therapy-centre-particle
Radiation applications in healthcare (website in Dutch): https://www.uzleuven.be/nl/nucleaire-geneeskunde