Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearlysix centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and mostrenowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and cofounder of the Leagueof European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international Master’sprogrammes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is alsomember of Coimbra Group and Venice International University. KU Leuven is one of the most innovativeuniversities in the world. It's the only non-American university in the top 5 (2017). Since its founding, KULeuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling studenttown, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degreeprogrammes at campuses in 10 Belgian cities over 14 campuses KU Leuven will be hosting over 56.418students in the academic year 2018-2019. KU Leuven has Erasmus contracts with over 400 Europeanuniversities and international contracts all over the world. 17% of the university's 57,000 students comefrom abroad, representing more than 160 countries. The university also works with a select number oftop-level partner institutions worldwide, and stimulates powerful international mobility and intensiveresearch cooperation. Internationalisation is key in the policy of the university's new board.