KU Leuven

KU Leuven

About KU Leuven

KU Leuven boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. The university’s basic research orientation is fundamental research, while also remaining open to contemporary cultural, economic and industrial realities, as well as to the community’s needs and expectations.  

As the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure, KU Leuven conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. In the Times Higher Education ranking, KU Leuven is the 14h European university, as well as the most innovative institution in Europe according to Reuters World Top 100. 


KU Leuven will contribute to HYPIEND, delivering beyond state-of-the-art organoid/organ(oid)-on-chip (OoC) models of the endocrine axis to study the impact of EDCs;  and running a multinational trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a behavioural intervention to reduce the levels of EDC in  pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as in their offspring up to 18 months after birth. 

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