The Cultural Tourism Lab, born in the spring of 2021, is an interdisciplinary partnership between the Research Group of the Master in Tourism, KU Leuven and the Flemish organisation ‘Davidsfonds Cultuurreizen’ ; with an open membership for those interested in the broad domain of cultural tourism.

KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal. All programmes at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors. 

KU Leuven ranks among the best 50 universities worldwide!

Dinant is one of the most famous cities in the Ardennes. The city is located on the banks of the Meuse and has been inhabited since the Middle Ages. Due to its favorable sheltered location at the foot of the steep rock face and the easily navigable river, Dinant quickly became an important trade center in the region.

As an almost 600 years old university, the KU Leuven is both a custodian of its own cultural heritage, as well as an organisation serving society through research endeavours. As a first in the Belgian university landscape, HERKUL wishes to facilitate and support coordinated actions in the domain of cultural heritage within the KU Leuven, as well as in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, in order to become a strategic and innovative player in this transversal, interdisciplinary and hybrid field. 

At the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) anthropologists conduct research on changing practices of social formation as well as cultural and religious co-creation, at the nexus of diversity and inequality, migration and mobility.