UCL (Faculté des sciences appliquées de l'Université Catholique de Louvain)

UCL (Faculté des sciences appliquées de l'Université Catholique de Louvain)

The Catholic University of Leuven or UCLouvain (abbreviated UCL until 2018) is a Belgian French-speaking university with a multi-site presence in six Belgian cities. Since September 2018, UCL and the University of Saint-Louis - Brussels have been using the common name UCLouvain.

Following the division of the Catholic University of Louvain into two legally independent entities (1968), the majority of the French-speaking university has been located in Louvain-la-Neuve (Walloon Brabant) since 1972 and in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert for the faculties of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and biomedical sciences, with the Dutch-speaking university remaining in Louvain, under the name of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven). It is one of the most important Belgian universities and is regularly cited as one of the 150 best universities in the world.