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CAiSE’22 will take place at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven, and will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Ghent University

KU Leuven

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, KU Leuven bears the double honour of being the oldest extant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest university. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.

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Ghent University

Ghent University, founded in 1817, is one of the largest universities in the Dutch language area, located in Flanders, Belgium. Ghent University is a top 100 university and is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries with more than 47,000 students and 15,000 staff members. Ghent University has over 79 faculty departments, divided into eleven faculties, which offer high-quality courses in their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

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The city of Leuven

Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The city of Leuven is located in the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, approximately 25 kilometers east of Brussels. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium and has nearly 100.000 inhabitants.

There are several good reasons for visiting this vibrant city. This folder gives you an overview of what Leuven has to offer. More information about the city and must see places when you visit, can be found on the official Tourism Leuven site. You will soon realise that this city has a way of getting under your skin.

Credits: Basel Zorebieda

Travel Information

By plane

  • Brussels Airport (28 km from Leuven)
    Leuven is approximately a 15 minutes train ride from the Belgian National Airport of Zaventem. The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Leuven. The station is underneath the airport and is accessed via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall. Several car hire companies also operate from Brussels Airport.
  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport (90 km from Leuven)
    Leuven is a one hour train ride from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. There are busses from the airport to Charleroi railway station and trains from Charleroi to Brussels and then onto Leuven. Several car hire companies also operate from Charleroi Airport.

By train

The train station in Leuven is situated very close to the town centre.
Leuven is a 20-25-minute train ride from Brussels, 35 minutes from Liège.

International connections

By Thalys to Brussels South:

  • From Paris Nord: 1.5 hours
  • From Amsterdam: 2 hoursFrom Cologne: 2 hours

By Eurostar to Brussels South:

  • From London: 2.5 hours

For all information on the Belgian Railway system and to check the time table, please have a look at On this website, you can also book your train tickets in advance and print them, which could save you some time.

By car

Leuven is located at the junction of two motorways: the E40 and the E314. The ‘P’ signposts will guide you to the different car parks. Be careful when driving into the city, as there are many one-way streets and the historical centre of Leuven is traffic-free. We would advise you to park your car in one of the more advantegous ring road car parks.
Car parkings in Leuven

By bus

Most busses in Leuven leave from the railway station, or the Rector De Somerplein, closer to the city centre. You can buy your ticket in advance, at the ‘De Lijn office/Lijnwinkel’ at the railway station, and at certain newsagents. You can also buy a tickets by asking the driver, but this is a little bit more expensive (2€/ticket). If you plan on taking the bus a couple of times, it might be more advantegous to buy a pre-paid ticket for 10 trips, which will cost you 14€.

The routes of the buslines can be found here: Overview of the busstops in Leuven.
Time schedules can be found on the website of De Lijn.