Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was founded in 1425. European surveys rank the University among the top ten Universities in terms of scholarly output. The University is composed of fourteen faculties, fifty departments, and about 240 sub-departments.
The Department of Computer Science (Faculty of Engineering) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is renowned for its scientific research on information systems and artificial intelligence. Its Legal Informatics and Information Retrieval (LIIR) group employs 1 professor, 2 postdoctoral fellows and 7 predoctoral researchers. LIIR is a leading research group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a strong focus on human language technologies, semantic processing and search of unstructured data sources. LIIR has strong ties with other faculties (Law), and receives an increasing international reputation evidenced by its international publications, and numerous international research projects granted. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven has been and is involved in numerous EU projects in the fields of email filtering, infrastructure language for project filtering or alignment and synthesis of text and images for improved recognition and search among others.