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KU Leuven Centre for IT and IP Law

The Centre for IT & IP Law is a research center at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), with currently a staff of over 40 researchers specialized in legal and ethical aspects of IT innovation and intellectual property.

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The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven dedicated to advance and promote legal knowledge about the information society through research and teaching of the highest quality.

ICRI is committed to contribute to a better and more efficient regulatory and policy framework for information & communication technologies (ICTs). Its research is focused on the design of innovative legal engineering techniques and is characterised by its intra- and interdisciplinary approach, constantly aspiring cross-fertilisation between legal, technical, economic and socio-cultural perspectives. By conducting groundbreaking legal research in a spirit of academic freedom and freedom of inquiry, ICRI aspires to a place among the centres of excellence in the area of law & ICT in Europe and beyond.

Based on this extensive research expertise, ICRI also provides excellent education programmes and courses in Dutch and English, such as the highly attractive Master (LL.M.) in IP / ICT Law. In this way, ICRI is able to share its expertise with students, scholars and practitioners from around the globe and guide them through the complex world of Law & ICT.

ICRI also uses its knowledge to contribute to the improvement of the legal policy and practice with regard to Law & ICT by providing advisory and consultancy services to legislators, public bodies or private enterprises.

ICRI’s current staff counts 2 full time professors, 5 full time postdoctoral researchers, 15 full time doctoral and legal researchers, 2 full time administrative assistants and a broad network of affiliated researchers.

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