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Encyclopedia > Université catholique de Louvain

The Université catholique de Louvain, sometimes known as UCL, is Belgium's largest French-speaking university. UCL may refer to University College London, in England Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...

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History

The origins of the institution date back to 1425, which makes it the oldest Catholic university still active. The university was established by a bull signed by Pope Martin V. Events Foundation of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Births Deaths March 17 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Ashikaga shogun July 21 - Manuel II Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor Categories: 1425 ... The Papal bull is the most formal form of patent issued by the Vatican Chancery in the name of the pope. ... Martin V, né Otto di Colonna (1368 - February 20, 1431), pope from 1417 to 1431, was elected on St Martins day at the Council of Constance by a conclave consisting of twenty-three cardinals and thirty delegates of the council, which after deposing John XXIII, had long experienced much...


The University was based in Leuven ("Louvain" in French), 30 km from Brussels, until 1968. Up to that year, ressentment had been growing among Flemings because of privileges given to French-speaking academic staff and the lack of respect (or at most what Dutch-speakers felt to be a lack of respect, obviously something rather subjective) by the local French-speaking community for Flanders wherein Leuven lies. Some French-speakers proposed to change the administrative status of Leuven, including it in a larger, bilingual 'Greater-Brussels'. On the other hand, some Flemish nationalists wanted to expel any trace of the French language from Flanders and could not stand a bilingual university there. The linguistic dispute was resolved by the following settlement: the Dutch-speaking part, now named Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, would stay in Leuven (which is in the part of Belgium where Dutch is the official language), while the French-speaking part would move to a newly created town, Louvain-la-Neuve, 20 km south-east of Brussels. Leuven in 2004 Leuven (Louvain in French, Löwen in German) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, of which it is the capital. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the de facto capital of the European Union, as two of its three main institutions have their headquarters... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... This article is in need of attention. ... The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ... As with any complex, emergent concept, language is somewhat resistant to definition. ... The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (or K. U. Leuven, or in English Catholic University of Leuven - also the translated name of its French-speaking sister university) is a Flemish university, located in the town of Leuven in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking (northern) region of Belgium. ... Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. ...


Campuses

While the main campus of Université catholique de Louvain is based at Louvain-la-Neuve, there is however a small campus in Brussels, in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, which until recently used to be called "Louvain-en-Woluwe" (the authorities of the UCL tend to prefer nowadays to refer to it as "UCL-Brussels"). This satellite campus hosts the faculty of Medicine of the university. Campus is Latin for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (French) or Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (Dutch) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. ... Faculty is the scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff. ... Medicine is a branch of health science concerned with restoring and maintaining health. ...


General credit

The Université catholique de Louvain educates nearly 25,000 students in all areas of studies, from theology to biology and from nuclear physics to law. It has educated a large part of Belgium's elite and is still considered, with its Dutch-speaking sister, as a centre of excellence in many fields. It is connected to Brussels by a train service, and the new town and campus is unusually architecturally interesting. Theology is literally rational discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, rational discourse). By extension, it also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = reasoned account). ... Nuclear physics is the branch of physics concerned with the nucleus of the atom. ... Law (a loanword from Old Norse lag), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow...


Notable alumni

Charles-Jean de la Vallée-Poussin (August 14, 1866 - March 2, 1962) was a Belgian mathematician. ... In number theory, the prime number theorem (PNT) describes the approximate, asymptotic distribution of the prime numbers. ... Georges-Henri Lemaître ( July 17, 1894 – June 20, 1966) was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest and astronomer. ... According to the Big Bang theory, the universe originated in an infinitely dense and physically paradoxical singularity. ... Leuven in 2004 Leuven (Louvain in French, Löwen in German) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, of which it is the capital. ... The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (or K. U. Leuven, or in English Catholic University of Leuven - also the translated name of its French-speaking sister university) is a Flemish university, located in the town of Leuven in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking (northern) region of Belgium. ... Christian de Duve (born October 2, 1917) is a biochemist. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green) The cell is the structural and functional unit of all living organisms, sometimes called the building blocks of life. ...

See also

This is a list of Belgian universities. ...

External links

  • Official web site of Université catholique de Louvain (http://www.ucl.ac.be/)
  • IAG's official website (http://www.iag.ucl.ac.be/). IAG is the affiliated business school of UCL and is part of the CEMS network of leading european business schools.


CEMS is an acronym for Community of European Management Schools. ...

Coimbra Group
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Aarhus | Barcelona | Bergen | Bologna | Bristol | Budapest | Cambridge | Coimbra | Dublin | Edinburgh | Galway | Geneva | Göttingen | Granada | Graz | Groningen | Heidelberg | Jena | Kraków | Leiden | Leuven | Louvain | Lyon | Montpellier | Oxford | Padua | Pavia | Poitiers | Prague | Salamanca | Siena | Tartu | Thessaloniki | Turku I | Turku II | Uppsala | Würzburg

 
 

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