KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure (€466 million in 2016), and is a charter member of LERU. KU Leuven conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. To strengthen international collaboration, KU Leuven has its own international research fellowship programme and supports international scholars in international funding applications. KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) is the technology transfer office of the KU Leuven. Since 1972, a multidisciplinary team of experts guides researchers in their interaction with industry and society, and the valorisation of their research results (101 spin-offs, …). For the purpose of this project, KU Leuven is represented by CEH.
The Centre for Environment and Health (CEH) (coordinating department), part of the Faculty of Medicine KU Leuven, studies the impact of the environment on health and the reverse, how health can affect individuals’ interaction with the environment. CEH has extensive experience in the field of occupational medicine, disability management and RTW. The Centre works closely together with the professional and scientific societies in the field of occupational and environmental medicine, toxicology and hygiene.