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Two guiding principles of sustainable development - the rational exploitation of resources and energy, and the application of the best available technology - are emphasised, as is the mantra "reduce, reuse, recycle". As a chemical engineering student, yo
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
This programme is primarily aimed at applying chemical engineering principles to develop technical products and to design, control and improve industrial processes. Students also learn to take environmental and safety issues into account during all phases of the process (research, development, design and operation). This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Two guiding principles of sustainable development - the rational exploitation of resources and energy, and the application of the best available technology - are emphasised, as is the mantra "reduce, reuse, recycle". As a chemical engineering student, you will learn to think in a process-oriented manner and grasp the complexity of physico-chemical systems. Even more than other specialists, you will be asked to solve problems of a very diverse nature. Insights into processes at the nano and micro scale are fundamental for the development of new products and/or (mega-scale) technologies.

The chemical sector is one of the most important economic sectors in Belgium. It provides approximately 90,000 direct jobs and more than 150,000 indirect jobs. With a #53 billion turnover and a 35% share of the total Belgian export, the chemical sector is an indispensable part of the contemporary Belgian economy. In addition, the Antwerp Harbour region is, after Houston in the United States, the world's second most important chemical cluster. Thus, employment prospects for the next generations of chemical engineers are very promising.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
6000 EUR (An increased fee is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA))

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