Université Catholique de Louvain

The University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) is one of the world oldest universities, founded in 1425.

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Renowned scholars such as Erasmus, Jansenius, Vesalius and Mercator worked or delivered classes in Louvain, and the Big Bang theory was formulated by one of its physicists, George Lemaître, in the first part of the 20th century. The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to Prof. De Duve of UCL in 1974. In 1970, the Flemish- and French-speaking parts split into two different universities, with the French-speaking part moving to a new campus located only 25 km away from Brussels. This part benefits from the unique international environment of Europe’s capital, and enjoys a cultural mix which is typical of multi-lingual Belgium. Currently, about 21,000 students originating from 120 different countries are studying at UCL, which also hosts 5,000 professors, researchers and collaborators. The University Science Parks are host to companies such as Abbott, Albemarle, Basell, Boehringer Ingelheim, Carmeuse, Clariant, IBA, Kraton, Lhoist, Lilly, McKinsey, Magotteaux, Nissan Technical Center Europe, Omnichem, Pfizer, Realco, Shell Coordination Centre, Solutia Europe, Umicore Engineering, Whatman, and many others.

The University Engineering School offers many different Master’s degrees, including ones in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and the one in Physical Engineering. It is the Physical Engineering course, from which modules have been selected for the FAME Master of Science. These masters are managed by the Commission for Applied Chemistry and Physics, which comprises about 20 teachers active in the fields of polymer science, solid state physics, nanotechnology, metals and ceramics, and chemical engineering. About 50 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers are currently pursuing top-notch research in these specialized fields.

Full Member.
FAME master Contact : Alain JONAS
IDS Funmat Contact : Alain JONAS
Catalyse et chimie des matériaux divisés Contact: Eric GAIGNEAUX
Research Division Bio&Soft Matter (BSMA)
Research division on nanoscopic Physics( NAPS)