The Group of Biomedical Sciences intends to be a leading academic biomedical center with a prominent role at national and international level.
It contains fourteen departments covering all major fields of biomedical sciences. In these departments, more than a thousand investigators perform basic, applied and translational research.
Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuvena also contains three faculties: Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Sciences. These schools provide teaching and training at the bachelor and master level for more than 10.000 students. Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences supports PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
Research of the Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven is organized within 14 departments, each containing several research groups. Interdisciplinary networks and institutes cross the borders of these departments. In translational research programs, basic biomedical research is linked with clinical research performed at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven). Patient oriented studies in the University Hospital is coordinated by the Clinic Trial Center (CTC).
Interdisciplinary networks & institutes
Through core facilities researchers have access to innovative technologies. These facilities foster collaboration and are the means to optimise the usage of resources and equipment.
Teaching activities of the Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven are organized by the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Sciences.