The Group of Biomedical Sciences intends to be a leading academic biomedical center with a prominent role at national and international level.
It consists of 14 departments covering all major fields of biomedical sciences. In these departments, more than a thousand investigators perform basic, applied and translational research. Interdisciplinary institutes cross the borders of these departments.
Within the group, basic biomedical research is linked with clinical research performed at the University Hospitals Leuven. The group has concentrated care, research and education in the field of Psychiatry in the organisation Z.org KU Leuven. Patient oriented studies in the University Hospital are coordinated by the Clinic Trial Center (CTC).
Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven 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.
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.