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KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal,
ranking among the best 50 universities worldwide.
Most Innovative University
(Reuters, 2017)
Times Higher Education World Ranking
(THE, 2017-18)
QS World University Ranking
In the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme
In the ERC grants programme with over 110 projects

KU Leuven is dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. Its fifteen faculties offer education, while research activities are organized by the departments and research groups. These faculties and departments, in turn, are clustered into three groups: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), and Biomedical Sciences. Each of these groups has a doctoral school for its doctoral training programmes.


We believe that the inclusion and collaboration of people with diverse backgrounds, nationalities and cultures enriches the workplace and inspires new perspectives, insights and ideas. Hence, KU Leuven seeks to create an environment where all talents are nurtured, irrespective of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or any disability.

At KU Leuven, our aim is for every employee to feel satisfied at work. That’s why we want to support you in your personal development by encouraging self-direction and empowerment. Moreover, we offer you a broad range of career prospects, flexible and tailored to your interests.

As we prioritise the wellbeing of our employees, we want to help you achieve a balance between work and other aspects of your life. We also seek to build a positive and sustainable relationship between each employee and the organisation, with particular attention to psychosocial wellbeing.

We seek to recruit, engage, challenge, foster and inspire talented and
driven individuals. Both national and international candidates, and
academics as well as other professionals.


Yes, working at KU Leuven is quite unique. Why, you may ask? Because innovative insights come to you every day. Because you continuously face new challenges. Because you discover more about who you are, push your boundaries, fulfil your ambitions.

Life Imitates Art(eries)
You see innovation all around you here, even in the lab environment.


How Europe’s Most Innovative University Creates Spin-offs
When it comes to creating spin-offs, one university stands out: KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university for four year running.


KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Nov 30
Uncertainty Modelling for X-ray Computed Tomography Measurements
(ref. BAP-2020-719) The Mechanical Engineering Department of KU Leuven has been active in industrial Computed Tomography for many years. The lab can rely on high-power 450keV and 225keV CT machines, and has built a strong network with industrial partners as well as with...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Nov 30
PhD Researcher in Hardware Security
(ref. AAP-2020-367) KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology organises bachelor and master degrees in Engineering Technology on six campuses across Flanders. On campus Diepenbeek, KU Leuven organises the program in collaboration with UHasselt. This vacancy is situated in...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Nov 30
PhD Researcher: Security of Supply and Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid
(ref. BAP-2020-763) KU Leuven ESAT-Electa is the research unit on electrical energy and smart grids at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the University of Leuven. It received the 'excellent' mark during the last audit. The research unit has 6 professors, 10+...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Nov 10
A Full-time PhD Researcher in the Field of Health System Design : the Impact of Small Molecules R&D Decisions on the Health System, with Focus on Pandemic Preparedness and Outbreak Response
(ref. BAP-2020-762) Operations Management refers to the control of operational processes. The processes convert inputs (material, information, financial resources) into outputs (products, services) embedded in a transformation system that consists of equipment, information...
KU Leuven
KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium | Closing on Nov 30
PhD Position on “Microfluidic Droplet Library Generator Towards High-throughput Screening”
(ref. BAP-2020-749) The Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) performs groundbreaking research on innovative sensor technologies and the associated data analysis methods to understand and control the quality of products and ongoing processes. The...