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As one of the largest employers in Belgium, KU Leuven employs over 13,000 staff members. We work every day to change the future with groundbreaking research, academic education at the highest level, new ideas and state-of-the-art technologies.

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Working conditions and career opportunities

KU Leuven offers excellent working conditions within an inspiring environment.

Next to an attractive salary and package of benefits, we make a continuous effort to provide an optimal work-life balance, e.g. by providing nurseries, out-of-school care options, interesting holiday arrangements, etc.

Depending on your function, there are always several promotion and career opportunities. We also offer a wide range of training opportunities to further develop your talents and all our employees can receive career advice from our Career Center. The YouReCa Career Center thereby addresses the specific career questions of young researchers.

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International people (interested in) joining KU Leuven as a staff member

As an internationally oriented university, KU Leuven welcomes a large number of international staff members. The incoming mobility information guides international staff through all the arrangements they need to make in order to join KU Leuven.

Incoming mobility international staff


Staff members

The HR Department intranet offers staff members detailed information on different HR-practices and procedures.

Intranet HR Department


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HR Excellence in Research

KU Leuven takes part in the HR Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) process. The university performed an internal analysis and drew up an action plan.

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