The Arenberg Science Park is located in Leuven. Leuven is part of the Brussels Metropolitan Area, an area also known as the Flemish Diamond (Vlaamse Ruit), which comprises the area between Antwerp, Ghent, and Leuven. This area is economically comparable with the Randstad area in The Netherlands and Rhine-Ruhr area in Northern Germany.
European capital of innovation
Leuven was the European capital of innovation in 2020. Over the last few years, four major technology domains have emerged in the Leuven region, which has created dynamic clusters in the fields of life sciences, nanotechnology, mechatronics & smart systems. The award recognises Leuven’s excellent innovation concepts, as well as processes and governance models creating a framework that brings ideas to life.
The Catholic University Leuven consistently scores high in the rankings of the best and most innovative universities in the world. The KUL is a university with a wide range of faculties, with a particular focus on Biomedical Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences. The Biomedical Science faculty is prestigious and widely known for their innovations.
KU Leuven currently has 60,600 students. Supported by the Belgian government’s co funding system, tuition fees remain relatively low, attracting domestic and international students. 20% of students are from abroad underlining its international character. The growth of the university facilitates R&D (spin offs) and entrepreneurship.
The Arenberg Science Park is located 2.5 kilometres from the Leuven City Centre. Which has a large and modern train station. The science park is located near Brussels Airport and has an excellent connection to main roads and public transport.