UCL is a comprehensive university, with a wide range of subjects taught at all levels, and has the largest number of students in the French-speaking Community of Belgium. The research carried out within its three sectors of activity cover various fields of humanities, medical science and science and technology.
Both fundamental (or undirected) and applied (or directed) research is conducted at UCL with the same unwavering enthusiasm. The University follows an interdisciplinary approach through numerous joint activities involving different research teams, research institutes
and sectors, and also works with several other universities and research centres in Belgium and abroad.
This ceaseless pursuit of quality and innovation has frequently earned the University many awards
, as well as excellent results in terms of project funding and research grants.
UCL also has an important role in regional development. Its reputation benefits the town, the province, the Walloon and Brussels Regions as well as Belgium’s French-speaking Community. It is also a major employer in the Walloon Brabant province, with a workforce of almost five thousand staff.