The Faculty of Canon Law is one of the oldest within the university. Both were founded in 1425. In proportion to the total number of students, the faculty has more doctoral and foreign students than any other university faculty in Leuven. In this internationally oriented and academically stimulating environment great attention is focussed on research that connects professional knowledge with intellectual flair.
The faculty does not flee its social mission. Critical questions which arise in public debate are given particular attention. At the same time, we provide officials working in church and society with practical instructions.
The faculty of Canon Law currently comprises of sixty students. As a result, interaction between students and staff is highly engaging and enduring. Strong ties remain even when former students are appointed to roles such as vicar-general in China or India, or work in the Diocese of Los Angeles or Seattle. The combination of profound research and critical loyalty towards etablished values has a lasting impact on our students. And last but not least: They will certainly remeber that evenings in Leuven can be long and pleasant.
At this 'special' faculty, you are always welcome!
Prof. Rik Torfs,
Dean of the Faculty.