Located 30 km from Brussels, in the heart of Brabant Wallon Province, the UCL site in Louvain-la-Neuve welcomes more than 20,000 students in its 11 faculties.
The city, created in 1971 by the university, is one of Europe’s youngest. Surrounded by countryside, it offers an exceptional quality of life to students, researchers, professors and residents. Museums, cinemas, theatres, concert and exhibition halls, a swimming pool and fitness centre, restaurants and cafés, commerce and green spaces all combine to form a whole that is renowned for its convivial and dynamic ambiance.
Its entirely pedestrianised centre eases access to all academic buildings and creates an environment in which students, researchers, professors and residents repeatedly cross each other’s paths, weaving a unique social, cultural and economic fabric.