We are a vibrant scientific community -- a young institute, empowered by the excellence of our three founding institutes, and building on a century-old tradition of education and innovation, all located in the heart of Europe.

Close collaborations make the different NERF labs one tight-nit team. Whether in our labs, at journal clubs or seminars, in the downstairs coffee bar or at one of our happy hours, you can always find us NERFlings interacting.

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Life in Leuven

Leuven is a real student town with a rich history. Home to Stella Artois beer, but also a hot spot for innovators and entrepreneurs.

The University of Leuven is one the oldest Universities in Europe, and this rich tradition is still visible in the city’s streets today.

Brussels and its international airport are less than 30 minutes away, and with London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt all within a few hours of travelling distance, Europe is at your feet.