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UCLouvain press releases

A stopover in LLN? The Mozaïk Lodge opens its doors

Press release - UCLouvain regional development In brief: A 124-bed lodge has opened in LLN, a partnership between UCLouvain, the city of...

UCLouvain researchers eye Alaska thaw

Press release In brief: 32°C. This summer saw the highest temperature ever recorded in southern Alaska. What are the consequences for the environment and ice...

Anonymising personal data is not enough to protect privacy

Press release - Research University of Louvain and Imperial College London In brief : Current methods for anonymising data leave individuals at risk of...

A new material for the battery of the future

Press release In brief : The challenge of renewable energy? The storage of green energy, i.e., being able to store energy when it’s produced while using...

Paediatric cancers: towards more targeted therapy

Press release - UCLouvain Research In brief : Chemotherapy attacks cancer cells but also healthy cells. In children, it often causes irreversible damage that...

A bacteria likely to reduce the cardiovascular risks of...

Press release - University of Louvain research in world premiere In Brief : Patrice Cani, professor at UCLouvain, and his team conducted the first pilot study...

UCLouvain in top 15% of universities worldwide

Press release : UCLouvain recognition In brief : UCLouvain is ranked 167th in the 2019-20 edition of the QS ranking, and is the best French-speaking Belgian...

#WeChangeForLife

Press release inter-university1 IN BRIEF : WeChangeForLife: 256 researchers, specialists in issues related to environmental degradation, have changed their...

“Stop, do not eat fat anymore!”

Press Release – UCLouvain Research Obesity During fat ingestion, if everything works in our body, an enzyme from the intestine transmits to the brain (through the...

Half a million for cardiovascular anomalies research

The first Generet Award, which was launched this year, has gone to Professor Miikka Vikkula (de Duve Institute – UCLouvain) for his research seeking a genetic explanation for vascular...

Spending Christmas in Antarctica

Press release                On 1 December, a team of glaciologists and climate researchers from ULB, UCLouvain and...

Six universities join forces to form a new leading...

Press release Creating a European university alliance that places academic innovation as well as the links between research and teaching at the heart of its project, is the ambition of...

Double discovery in immunotherapy

RESEARCH - PRESS RELEASE Belgian research groups from the UCLouvain and WELBIO, VIB and Ghent University, and the biotechnology company argenx elucidated the three-dimensional structure of an...

UCL discovers a bacterial shield against the immune system

UCL Research - press release A major discovery at UCL in the fight against bacterial infections: Jean-François Collet and his team have discovered a new protein, CnoX, which plays a...

University of Louvain and Wageningen University launch...

Press release A-Mansia is the latest co-spin-off from the University of Louvain (UCL) and Wageningen University. It aims to develop Akkermansia-based products. Three years from now, a...

Bacteria = problem but also the solution

UCL Research – press release Johann Mignolet, post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of the professor Pascal Hols, did a major breakthrough on bacterial behavior during his researches at...

Unique agreement between UCL and NATO

UCL education - press release On 23 January 2018 UCL and NATO headquarters in Brussels signed a cooperation agreement in the field of translation. The objective is to facilitate the entry into...

New UCL discovery in the fight against...

Research UCL - press release Researchers at the UCLouvain have made a major new discovery in the research on bacteria. Jean-François Collet, professor at UCL's de Duve Institute, and his team...

UCL indexes natural disasters

Research UCL – 10 December, International Climate Day - press release 2017: fewer disasters but more cost damages, reports researchers of University of Louvain (UCL) EMDAT is an...

2018 UCL honorary doctorate recipients

2018 UCL honorary doctorate recipients - press release On 5-6 February 2018, UCL will award honorary doctorates to three individuals: edX CEO Anant Agarwal, Mozilla Foundation President...

Syria : rise of air bombardments fatal for children

UCL Research - press release In 2016, one in four civilians killed in the Syrian conflict was a child.  A team of researchers at the UCL Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of...

UCL tests new molecule to prevent cancer metastasis in mice

UCL research - press release Three years ago, Pierre Sonveaux, a researcher at the UCL Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, and his team discovered that when the mitochondria (the...

Why the tumours resist to immunotherapy

UCL research – Press release While immunotherapy generated undreamt-of results in the treatment of aggressive and advanced metastatic cancer, they occurred in only one-fourth to one-third of...

Top secret! Decrypting the world

Press release Imagine a society without secrets. A kind of space-time where everything and everyone would be known. Possible? Desirable? The exhibition...

UCL launches a unique programme for refugees

UCL education - press release This year, UCL is offering a preparatory programme for refugees that is unique in the French Community of Belgium. The programme includes French language...

Opening of University of Louvain Musée L

Press release  Musée L, the University of Louvain Museum, where dialogue between scientific collections and art elicits new emotions University of Louvain’s new museum, the Musée L,...

Anti-liberal Muslims face discrimination

Press release At the heart of the debate over Islamophobia, many claim the right to criticise fully the ideas and norms of other ethnic and religious groups (here Muslims) on the basis that it...

Mission to Mars 2017: UCL Crew 178 en route to Mars via...

Press release   Mission to Mars 2017: UCL Crew 178 en route to Mars via the Utah desert   Mission to Mars Crew 178 is composed of seven UCL students and mentored by Frank De...

ScienceToday: UCL research for a worldwide audience

Press release ScienceToday: UCL research for a worldwide audience Cutting-edge science for a mainstream audience: that’s what ScienceToday, UCL’s new website, aims to deliver....

Unique in French-speaking Belgium: UCL master’s degree...

Press release Unique in French-speaking Belgium: UCL master’s degree in sign language interpretation Beginning in September 2017, UCL will be the only Belgian francophone university...

10 years of the ERC + 30 grants for UCL = €39 million

Press release 10 years of the ERC + 30 grants for UCL = €39 million On 21 March, the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its tenth anniversary. UCL can celebrate, too, because...

A protein capable of preventing diabetes

Press release University of Louvain discovers a protein capable of preventing diabetes and obesity Patrice Cani, a WELBIO researcher at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of the...