The Workshop takes place in the prestigious venue of KU Leuven. Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, the university bears the dual honour of being the oldest extant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. KU Leuven embraces the values of independent inquiry and pursues a policy of non-discrimination.
|The objective of the university is the free and disinterested search for truth. All its other objectives are derivate concretisations of that foundation, namely: scientific research, which searches for the truth; research-based education, which instructs and moulds one towards the truth; and science-based service to society, which assists the truth. KU Leuven is a charter member of the League of European Research Universities, and European surveys rank KU Leuven among the top ten European universities in terms of its scholarly output. At present, KU Leuven caters to more than 31.000 students, around 12% of whom are international students from more than 120 nations.|
Universiteitshal (University Hall) built in 1317 was originally the municipal Cloth Hall and only comprised a ground floor in Gothic style. In 1432 the newly founded university was housed in the wing on the Krakenstraat. The hall was used as a lecture hall until the First World War. In 1679 the city sold the entire building to the University that immediately built the baroque first floor. The classical sandstone façade overlooking Oude Mark was added In 1723.
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