Group T International Engineering Academy - KU Leuven



GROUP T - ACADEMY promotes the expansion and development of the international character and the international programs of KU Leuven - Campus Group T. This concerns exploring the potential for the development of international collaborations, developing new cooperation towards international students, and proposing candidate international staff members, always taking into account a plurality of world views.
The objective includes founding and participating in companies, organizations and institutes - locally and internationally - that focus on engineering education, research and development as well as provinding services to students, personnel, third parties and to society in general.
GROUP T - ACADEMY focuses on international activities in China, Ethiopia, India and the Greater Mekong Subregion.


Before October 2013, Group T - International University College Leuven organized in Leuven - autonomously and with success - academic bachelor's and master's degree programs in engineering technology, taught both in Dutch and in English. In order to realize Group T's ambitions, intensive international cooperation was set up as of 1992 with partner universities, at first in China, later on in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, followed by Ethiopia and India.

The international cooperation focused on a new inspiring vision on engineering education, taking into account a plurality of world views and based on the development of new international engineering curricula in Leuven as well as in the partner universities. To this end, President Johan De Graeve designed a new educational concept philosophy, the 5'E' strategy of engineers, where the 5 'E's stand for engineering, enterprising, educating, environmenting, and ensembling.

On October 1, 2013, Group T - International University College Leuven integrated its degree programs in engineering technology into the University of Leuven. They found their place in 'KU Leuven - Campus Group T', part of the Faculty of Engineering Technology of KU Leuven.
In purpose of further expanding the expertise to redefine engineering education around the world, to boost existing engineering programs, and to expand or to help set up new engineering programs in European, Asian and African universities, GROUP T - ACADEMY was founded in the fall of 2013. The new legal entity under the umbrella of the KU Leuven ensures the continuity of the large international network that was built up, together with the significant expertise in engineering education, to the benefit of KU Leuven - Campus Group T.

International Engineering Academy
KU Leuven

Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13
B 3000 Leuven Belgium
Tel +32-16-30 11 22