2018 International Week


University College Leuven-Limburg

 Faculty of Health and Social Work, HEALTH-campus Gasthuisberg 

invites you to its 10th INTERNATIONAL WEEK

Date: 05–09 March 2018                                             Languages : English, French, Dutch

Place: Herestraat 49, 3000 LEUVEN - BELGIUM 


In 2008 we organized our first international week. Our objectives were:

  • make an offer to students who do not participate in international exchanges to develop their international competences;
  • pooling visits of international partners and offer them an interesting, inspiring and vibrant week;
  • Strengthening our partnernetwork (national and international);
  • Initiate international education and / or researchprojects.

Over the years this event has grown bigger and bigger. At this moment we welcome over 50 national and international partners and ± 60 incoming international students.


Subsciption deadline: Januari 27th 2018  

Keynotes and presentations: Meet our speakers 

More information will be added soon 

Keynote Speakers, general topics

Programme specific topics

General Programme International Week

More information will be added soon


Detailed programme

More information will be added soon

Per study programme



Dental Hygiene




Practical information for our guests


Lecturers and invited guest

Attending our International Week is free of charge. 

UCLL – faculty H&SW will pay your:

  • Welcoming activities on Monday including dinner
  • Coffee breaks and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Simple typical Belgian meal, entrance and welcome drink at the afterwork party 

Incoming lecturers are expected to pay:

  • Their travel and accommodation costs
  • Other meals
  • Social programme on Thursday (± €30)

Incoming lecturers who offer lecturers and/or workshops can recover their costs partially within the Erasmus Staff Mobility programmes of their home-institutions.



Students only pay the actual costs of the goods and services offered to them of €10 per day, covering

  • Lunch
  • Buspass
  • Goodiebag 

Accommodation in private room, common kitchen can be offered for €25 per day


Students pay an additional cost for the social activities:

  • Welcome dinner on Monday: €20
  • Afterwork party on Wednesday (entrance, simple typical Belgian meal and 3 drinks included): €10
  • Social activity: to be confirmed

àStudents not joining an incoming lecturer: please sent an email to internationalhealth@ucll.be



For lecturers and invited guest

Please subscribe using our online application form.



Ask your accompanying lecturer to add your name to his/her application form

àStudents not joining an incoming lecturer: please sent an email to: internationalhealth@ucll.be

Registration is open till January 27th.

Payments have to be done before February 22nd


Leuven offers a lot of good accommodation. . Hotels in the city centre or near the railway station guarantee you good connection to the airport, our campuses and the places to be in Leuven.
Underneath you can find 3 hotels with reduction code. Next to that you can always book a room through 
online booking platforms like 'booking.com'.


Martelarenlaan 10 -3010 LEUVEN – Belgium

Tel.: +32 (0)16 47 98 80 - Fax : +32 (0)16 47 98 81 - Direct: +32 (0) 16 47 98 83

h6682-bo@accor.com - www.ibis.com

Single room: 77,45 Euro

Double  room: 84,95 Euro

Triple room: 92,45 Euro

These prices are per night, breakfast and city tax included..
Booking code: 


Martelarenplein 6 , 3000 Leuven

016 22 12 52

NIEUW E-MAILADRES: laroyale@lodge-hotels.be

single rioom: € 67.50 

double room/single use: € 71 

double room/ double use: € 87 

These prices are per night, breakfast and city tax included..
Booking code: 
: UCLL050318



Ibis Leuven Centrum ***

Brusselsestraat 52 – B-3000 Leuven


 single room: 113.95 €

double room: 127.95 €

 These prices are per night, breakfast and city tax included..

Booking code: UCLL 2018 865 512






Goedele Buyse

Mobility Officer

Mieke Clement

International Relation Officer

Karen Lauwerier

Administrative Support

Adress: Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven - Belgium


Email:   internationalhealth@ucll.be

Phone: +32 (0) 16 375 245 (International Office)

            +32 (0) 16 375 200 (reception desk)


How to get here


Campus Gasthuisberg
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven
+32 16 375 200


Uitgebreide wegbeschrijving.

Plan campus Gasthuisberg.


Please generate your own customized route. 


Instructions for our buddy-Lecturers

Here you can find the instructions for our buddy: no difficult things, but highly respected by all international officers!

Lecture registration links for Belgian students

More information will be added later

Nutrition &Dietetics


Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Dental Hygiene



International Student projects

Students project are offered on the topics:

  • Pain & palliative care:
  • Nutrition & Dietitics: only for invited students
  • Biomedical Laboratory technology: only for invited students
  • Chemistry: only for invited students


The pictures taken at the International Week will be put on our Facebook page

Comments from our guests from the previous editions

  • Merci à tout coeur, merci à tous pour votre accueil et pour les discussions très intéressantes !   (Jean-Philippe Bouillon, Université de Rouen) 
  • Wederom weer heel hartelijk bedankt voor weer een fantastisch goed georganiseerde International week.
  • Ook nu zijn we weer erg benieuwd naar de uitkomst van de evaluatie van ons college.  ( Kay Michiels, Avans)

  • Thank you so much for a fun and inspiring week. My compliments to the team at the International Office who worked so hard to organise this event. Well done!  (Cathrine Ulstrand, IBM Dublin)

  • . ... I couldn't agree more, thank you all ! (Josephine Wempe, Hanze, Groningen)
  • Thank you once again for everything – I had a great time as usual!  ( Martin Buxbaum, fh des bfi Vienna, Austria) 
  • I am writing this very short email to THANK YOU GREATLY for the nice week I spend in extremely beautiful Leuven. I was extremely impressed by the level of organization of the International week! I really enjoyed it, the students were very much reciprocal to my sessions and I enjoyed giving lectures too. Last but not least, I would like to thank you for the great hospitality you showed with me. I felt really really welcome. Please pass on my regards to my 2 buddies! They were very nice.I really look forward to welcoming those students later on in Malta. (Joseph Borg, Paragon, Malta)
  • one of the professors told me, that this group of people doesn’t only get together in Leuven to hold lectures and do their jobs as experts, but also because they’ve became friends during the years. She referred to this group of professionals as a family and after this week I think I’ve seen it how true is that. Some of them have already known each other before, and this week is their reunion every year, the others have grown fond of each other during the many International Weeks throughout the years. ( Bence Gallo, Trainee International Office, KHLeuven)
  • The International Week at KHL must be unique for Europe, at least, I have not heard about something similar. We (the lectures) get the opportunity to meet colleagues and to discuss new collaborations - and, not the least, to meet new students. The students get the opportunity to meet other teachers than the "common ones". All this takes place in beautiful Leuven, in an extremely friendly and warm atmosphere. All possible credits to the International Office at KHL - may this event go on also in the future, please!
  • It is always a pleasure to participate in such a well-organised event! And it is truly a delight to be able to meet old friends and new friends in a professional yet social context. This event is a text book example of how international networking should be carried out. My sincerest compliments to the team behind it who worked around the clock to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Bravo and thank you!