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KU Leuven Stories
The power of wonder
Predicting the unpredictable
Two economists from Leuven managed to predict the course of the pandemic, at a time when no epidemiologist was able to do so.
Unravelling the mystery of COVID-19
Why do some people get deathly ill from the coronavirus and not others? Intensivist Joost Wauters and his team try to explain.
The search for a vaccine and virus inhibitors
At the Rega Institute, researchers are looking for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, and testing a record number of possible virus inhibitors.
Scientists in every living room
Virologist Marc Van Ranst and clinical biologist Emmanuel André are keeping the general public informed, while also doing research.
A Leuven vaccine coming soon?
Virologists from the Rega Institute at KU Leuven expect to be able to start clinical studies on humans in the first quarter of 2021.
Hopeful results in the search for a virus inhibitor
Virologists at the Rega Institute discovered that an anti-flu agent has a virus-inhibiting effect in hamsters infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Zes eeuwen KU Leuven
Minckelers ensured that his own auditorium would be lit with the new technique as early as 1784.
Alumnus Katrien Herdewyn merges science and shoe design
Nanotechnology inspired Katrien Herdewyn when fashioning her own shoe label. Now she is an inspiration to companies in Silicon Valley.
Digital education: more than just a necessity
Making the switch to online learning in times of corona. It’s possible because KU Leuven has been committed to digital learning for years.
Working longer does not have to be a punishment
We have to work longer to keep pensions affordable. But how do we do that without compromising on quality of life or health?