Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Organization Description

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was founded in 1425. The university teaches 38,640 students and an additional 5,530 international students.

Research at the university is carried out by 6,451 full-time researchers, and annually 585 doctorates are awarded. The K.U.Leuven employs 9,971 people and the university hospitals employ another 8,664 people. K.U.Leuven is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Project Introduction

@mire has guided the repository introduction path right from the beginning in 2006 and still provides ongoing support and customization today. Thanks to an elaborated strategy to leverage existing in-house metadata, as well as external databases such as pubmed, the repository today stands among the five largest DSpace installations world wide.


  • Integrate DSpace with the staff database
  • Import records from ISI databases (SCIE, SSCI, A&HCI) and PubMed
  • Dynamic linking with ISI WoK citation index
  • Access to DSpace metadata from EndNote, RefMan & ProCite
  • Submission Templates
  • Journals Database design, implementation & integration
  • Webservices to use DSpace data in Research evaluation tools
  • Restrict access to items using embargo
  • Google Analytics graph integration