Student Unions ('kringen') and Associations
LOKO supports student unions ('kringen') and free associations in their activities. Below, you can find an overview of all 'kringen' and free associations associated with LOKO. A student Union ('kring') consists of students of one or more branch of studies. It represents those students in the Gerenal Assembly of LOKO. Assocations are recognised by LOKO and for that recognition, they receive an activity subsidy. Associations are not represented in the General Assembly and are not bound by LOKO, except for the recognition criteria.
Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Canon Law
Faculty of Medicine
Nursing, Midwifery and master in Management and Policies of Health Care at KU Leuven
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Faculty of Engineering Science & Faculty of Architecture
Engineering Science at KU Leuven (Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering & Architecture)
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Science
Institute of Philosophy
LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens
These associations are for a more general public, or for people with certain interests or hobbies. They typically have both international and local members.
180 Degrees Consulting Leuven
180 Degrees Consulting Leuven is een studentenorganisatie die streeft naar
het creëren van sociale impact door het uitvoeren van verschillende
projecten voor VZW's.
AIESEC helps students to do volunteer work or an internship abroad through an exchange programme. The association evens helps you to create your CV.
AFC or 'Academics For Companies' is an association which wants to close the gap between university educations and business.
AFD or 'Academics for Development' is an organization which wants to give students the opportunity to have a social impact both at home and abroad through social entrepreneurship. AFD does that by organizing projects abroad and events/workshops in Belgium.
AFT or 'Academics for Technology' is a non-profit organization which combines entrepreneurship and technology. The organization arranges workshops and events to give students the opportunity of self-development.
Actief Linkse Studenten (ALS)
Actief Linkse Studenten is een politieke studentenorganisatie, met een duidelijk antikapitalistisch programma. ALS richt zich op studenten aan universiteiten en hogescholen en roept jongeren op om zelf actief de verdediging van hun rechten op te nemen. Naast het organiseren van politieke discussies over marxistische theorie en hedendaagse arbeidersstrijd bouwt ALS actief campagnes uit voor degelijk en gratis onderwijs naast campagnes tegen seksisme, tegen racisme en LGBTQI+fobie, campagnes tegen klimaatverandering, etc. waarbij we telkens de link leggen tussen jongerenstrijd en arbeidersstrijd.
Amnesty International Jongeren Leuven
Amnesty Youth Leuven is an association of students who represent the values of Amnesty International and makes an effort for compliance of human rights. The association does that, for instance, by organising readings and letter writing marathons frequently.
The biggest symphonic student orchestra of Leuven which organises a performance of a particular theme each semester. Apart from rehearsing, the student orchestra also organises many other events such as movie nights and parties.
Artifex' main purpose is to broaden the mind of the individual by offering creative, alternative and especially relaxing activities. This is clearly reflected in songfests ('cantus'), but also in other activities such as an initiation in self-defence or a conjuring evening.
BeMSA or 'the Belgian Medical Student Association' is an association associated with Medica, which represents the Belgian medical students. The association organises, for instance, events to introduce the students to new developments in medicine.
Board of European Students of Technology is an association of engineers that wants to give Leuven engineers and bio-engineers the opportunity of an international experience. That way, the association for instance, wants to fade geographical boarders and impart their members a certain knowledge about cultures of fellow Europeans. They are mostly known for their summer courses in European cities.
BLASE is de eerste studentenorganisatie gefocust op management- en leadershipskills voor studenten. Leer meer over organizational, people, change, international management, enz. via ons bootcamp of een van onze openbare events.
Bloedserieus Leuven is a group of students that wants to convince young people to become blood donors. They do it in collaboration with the Red Cross. Every year they organise, for instance, the 'Bloedserieusweek' at which donors get goodiebags after their donation.
Cantores Lovanienses is a student-like male-voice choir that sings songs of the student songbook in parts. The assocation wants to show the tradition of 'cantus' in a positive light.
Capitant is a student organisation which aims to introduce students to and further guide them in the world of finance, in all aspects and worldwide.
CDS or 'Christendemocratische Studenten Leuven' is a student association for the Leuven Christian Democratic student. Every Tuesday, it organises conversation nights, debates or workshops.
Wij vormen de Leuvense tak van de nationale studentenvereniging: Chimes - Chirurgie voor medische studenten. Via workshops en lezingen bieden wij een platform voor het ontwikkelen van vaardigheden en kennis rond chirurgie in al zijn aspecten.
COMAC is a movement of Leuven students that dedicates itself to a free of charge, high quality and democratic education and for socialism in general.
Debat Squad Leuven
Debat Squad is een vereniging die jongeren wil aanmoedigen en inspireren om te debatteren. Studenten kunnen zich bij Debat Squad aansluiten als mentor om jongeren de kneepjes van het vak aan te leren of als actief bestuurslid.
ELSA Leuven is an organization aimed at connecting legal theory to legal practice. The association supports law students and helps them prepare for a future career.
Emergent Leuven is the Data Science and A.I. student community in Leuven, welcoming all backgrounds. We believe that Data & A.I. will change every aspect of our future society.
EUROAVIA Leuven is een lokale groep van EUROAVIA, de Europese associatie van aerospace studenten. Wij organiseren bedrijfsbezoeken, lezingen en workshops in teken van lucht- en ruimtevaart.
Gaudia is a traditional, student-like student association which feels strongly about brotherhood between members. Gaudia organises weekly trips and many songfests ('cantus').
Leuvens Universitair Koor
The Leuven Universitair Koor is a mixed concert choir existing of Leuven students. Besides musical activities such as concerts, adornments and rehearsal weekends, LUK also organizes student-like activities such as songfests ('cantus') and parties.
Humasol is intended to make renewable energy, water and sustainable technology accessible for everyone. The organisation has projects running in Africa, Asia and South-America.
Internationale organisatie voor studenten bio-ingenieur, biologie, landbouw, milieu, voeding en aanverwanten.
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, is an association that guides engineering students and newly graduated engineers to a work experience abroad.
Ichtus is aimed at Christian students and sympathizers in Leuven. On Wednesdays, the association has Ichtus night on which they sing, pray and study the Bible.
Ignatia is een inclusieve vereniging, geworteld in de traditie van de jezuïeten, die een meerwaarde wilt bieden aan de Leuvense student. Dit door een sfeer van samenhorigheid en engagement te creëren.
Jong Groen Leuven
Jongsocialisten Leuven is a socialist association in Leuven at which you can discuss political opinions with like-minded young people. They often hold a demonstration and organize debates.
Jong NV-A Leuven
The local division of Jong N-VA aims to unite the members of Jong N-VA Leuven and the members of Jong N-VA studying in Leuven. The association especially engages with student themes, but does not lose sight of municipal politics.
The KU Leuven Model United Nations Association's main activity is MUN. MUN are meetings where students debate about the most urgent matters dealt with by the UN and where they look for solutions for those existing problems. Those problems may concern matters like legalization of automatic weapons or women's rights in less developed countries.
KU Leuven Photography Club
The Photography Club (KU Leuven) is a student association working on photography. Students can get information on photography or share their interests with each other.
KU Leuven Powerlifting
The official KU Leuven student association for students who do powerlifting.
Wij zijn Langoestine, een longform improvisietheater uit Leuven, bestaande uit geëngageerde, toffe studenten. Wij willen het brede studentenpubliek in Leuven een betoverende avond bieden door het spelen van lange (+- 1,5 uur) geïnproviseerde verhalen op podium.
LCM SA or 'Leuven Center of Collaborative Management Student Association' organizes workshops for its members concerning negotiation techniques.
Leuven Debating Society
The Leuven Debating Society is an association working on everything related to debating.
Leuven Juris Club
- De Leuven Juris Club is een vereniging van rechtenstudenten die juridisch advies verleent aan studenten, particulieren, start-ups, kleine en middelgrote ondernemingen.
The Leuven Universitaire Alpinisten Klub is a club for climbers in Leuven. The association organizes activities directly or indirectly linked with climbing. Among other things, the members go climbing in the Ardennes each Sunday.
Minos is an association working on Europe. The association tries to encourage students to think critically about the European project ranging from European politics and culture to history and science. Minos frequently organizes workshops, readings and debates.
Nationalistische Studentenvereniging is an association aimed at students carrying out the nationalistic body of thought.
PaLimpSest is the Leuven student association for book lovers. The association organizes activities for young writers, poets and passionate readers.
Pati Pati is a student choir that wants to make the world a better place whilst singing by, for example, organizing a concert for the benefit of a good cause. Everyone is welcome to take part!
Een familie waar je jouw door God gegeven talent kan gebruiken om je ware zelf te worden! Hetgeen te worden waarvoor God je gemaakt heeft.
Pharos is a Christian association for Leuven students. The association wants to be a meeting point where students with different backgrounds can talk about life and faith.
Preparee is a student improvisational theater group. The association provides weekly trainings, frequent performances, workshops and improvisational events. All students are welcome to participate in trainings every Tuesday night.
Quivr is a student association which strives to ease the live of students by bringing together all necessary information, such as timetables and student-relevant events in an app named after the associations.
Het Solar Team is een Belgisch team dat bestaat uit ingenieursstudenten van de KU Leuven die ernaar streven om de beste en meest innovatieve zonnewagen ter wereld te bouwen.
Studenten voor Solidariteit
Studenten Voor Solidariteit is a project for and by Leuven students who have an eye for solidarity, ecology, North-South cooperation and (international) justice.
Student Chess Leuven
Student Chess Leuven is a chess club open for chess fans of all levels. The association organizes open nights and occasionally a tournament.
Students For Climate
Students For Climate is a group of Leuven students that dedicates itself to a more ambitious, social and fair climate policy.
The Voice is the local KU Leuven student magazine which provides regular quality content in English by students and for students. The magazine publishes articles and broadcasts weekly radio shows on a variety of topics relating to Leuven Life, Arts & Culture, Opinion/Politics and Science, to keep all students updated on current events and on the opinions and interests of other students.
Thiasos is an association for students who study Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Ancient History, or for students interested in classical culture. The association wants to be a meeting point to discover classical cultures in a non-study related way.
Unix Lovers Yield Student Services and Internet Support is a student association aspiring to bringing technology closer to students and KU Leuven staff. The associations provides for hostings, workshops, job fairs and assistance on events.
UNYA is the youth section of the United Nations Association which works on (possible) international items on the agenda of the UN.
USO (Universitair Symfonisch Orkest)
Het Universitair Symfonisch Orkest van de Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven, kortweg het USO is een symfonisch orkest bestaande uit Leuvense studenten. Het USO geeft jaarlijks verschillende concerten in binnen- en buitenland. Daarnaast worden er ook leuke studentikoze activiteiten georganiseerd zoals feestjes en cantussen.
We empower the entrepreneurs of the future by providing them with the tools, the experience and the network they need.
Wetswinkel Leuven is an association of law students who provide for renting recommendation free of charge to both owner and tenant.
Wieslandia is a student association that wants to unite students that like to play whist. The members meet regularly over a glass of beer to play a game of whist.
Young Energy Reviewers Association is an association that wants to shed light on the energy issue.
&OF is a free association that devotes itself to hosting LGB youth in Leuven and to answering existing questions. A personal talk is also possible. Furthermore, the association organizes many activities open for everyone.
Bij de Napoleon Loopclub sporten wij elke week samen. Meestal doen we aan de diverse disciplines van de atletiek, maar af en toe worden ook andere sporten beoefend. De nadruk ligt er bij ons op dat het een laagdrempelige mogelijkheid is om te sporten, en om tijdens het sporten nieuwe mensen te leren kennen.
Regional International Associations
The Asian Student Association tries to bring together Leuven students with an asian background to create a pleasant group of students and friends.
The Armenian Students Leuven is a group of Armenian students that wants to unite students and young professionals with an Armenian background.
CSAL or 'The Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Leuven' tries to unite students with a Chinese background by planning activities together.
ESN or 'Erasmus Student Network' is the biggest student association of Europe and represents all international students, both homecoming and exchange students.
IMSAL or 'The International Muslim Association Leuven' is an association of muslim students in Leuven which helps new students to find their way through Leuven. The organization helps Muslims with their integration in the Belgian society. On top of that, the association organizes activities and supports students in studying and practicing their faith.
ISAL or 'Indian Student Association Leuven' is an organization which tries to unite the European and Indian culture by organizing cultural events.
Janus International Theatre
We are an international theatre group. We gather members from all over the world. All of our activities are in English. Some of the activities you can encounter in Janus involve: improvisation games, script writing, and acting, of course. We focus mainly on comedy. We like to have fun while doing theatre.Our rehearsals take place at Pangaea in the hub on Saturday evenings. We generally do two plays a year at Pangaea.You don't need to be a professional. Everybody is welcome to join!
A group of students that celebrates the divers cultures of African students in Leuven.
Kultur is an association for Turks at KU Leuven to make their bond stronger. Our purpose is to introduce our university to Turkish students, to help them to make new friendships, to keep the Turkish culture alive.
Leuven Gakusei Forum
Leuven Gakusei Forum is an association mainly aimed at Japanology students or Japanese students in Leuven, but is open to everyone. The association organizes events to make friends and to promote intercultural exchanges.
Sarv - Iranian Student Association
Sarv is an association that supports students with Iranian backgrounds and celebrates the diverse culture of Iran by organizing various events.
Students for Ukraine
The Leuven student association dedicated to spread information on how humanitarian help can be offered. Additionally, they also organise initatives like collection points at the KU Leuven university, and organize initativis for all students who are affected by war.
Scientica is the umbrella organization of the 5 student unions (BIOS, Chemika, Geos, Merkator, Wina) at the Faculty of Science at KU Leuven. Scientica focuses on activities between these student unions, a course service and representation for all science students at KU Leuven.
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