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KU Leuven boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. KU Leuven is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure, which exceeded EUR 348 million in 2010. KU Leuven is ranked among the top European universities, and is a charter member of LERU (league of 21 elite research universities). In FP7 (2007-2013), up to mid-2011, KU Leuven participates in over 350 projects, including 28 of the highly prestigious European Research Council grants (ERC). KU Leuven conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. KU Leuven employs 5,321 researchers on its academic staff (2009). 36% of its graduate students and 38% of its postdoctoral researchers are international scholars. To strengthen international collaboration, KU Leuven has its own international research fellowship program and supports international scholars in international funding applications. In recent years, KU Leuven has hosted over 110 incoming Marie Curie fellows.



Key publications

Maes, F., Collignon, A., Vandermeulen, D., Marchal, G. & Suetens, P. Multimodality image registration by maximization of mutual information. Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on 16, 187 –198 (1997).


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