The KU Leuven is ranked as highest non-US innovative university. It is consistently ranked among the 20 most renowned European academic research centers, hosts more than 50,000 university students and employs about 22,500 people of whom 8,000 researchers.
It covers all domains with special research emphasis on life sciences and technology.

The Department of Neurosciences/ExpORL is a leading research group in the field of auditory processing and auditory prostheses.