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Do you want to get training in the field of malting and brewing technology? What better place to immerse yourself in the different aspects of malting and brewing than in a country whose beer culture is listed as UNESCO Cultural Heritage?

The Leuven Institute for Beer Research offers several courses at different levels:

4-week international MSc level course on Malting and brewing technology
The objective of this course is to provide a theory basis and to update your knowledge of malting and brewing technology, provide you with up to date information about the state of the important processing steps and improve your skills in designing and trouble-shooting malting and brewing processes. The course (in English) covers the whole field of malting and brewing and includes several pratical sessions (including brewing your own beer in our 5 hl pilot brewery). The next course is planned from November 25th - December 20th 2019. More information can be found via this link.

3-week course for professionals on Malting and Brewing Technology
This course is focussed on professionals in the field, including suppliers of raw materials, technical aids and machinery. A Msc or Bsc degree in relevant disciplines is desirable. This program entails an intensive 2-weeks training with mainly lectures and a brewing week on pilot scale (5 hl). This module is part of a Master course in which you will be collaborating with master students following this course. The course is organized in the beginning of the second semester (Half February). More information via this link.

1-year postgraduate in Malting and Brewing Science
Via a curriculum combining scientific-technical knowledge and skills with ample contacts with industry, students of this postgraduate will meet the current and future needs and expectations of the malting and brewing industry worldwide. The postgraduate is a training over 2 semesters consisting of 10 courses (45 ECTS in total). Students are expected to have obtained a MSc degree in a relevant discipline (for example biochemistry, bioscience engineering, engineering technology) by the start of the postgraduate. Come join us at KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university! Starting date of postgraduate program is September 2020. More info will follow soon, in the meantime email to the responsible person of the postgraduate programme if you have questions.

LIBR co-organizes the the international conference Trends in Brewing Conference


LIBR organizes the international symposium Trends in Brewing which takes place in Leuven, Belgium and provides the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas on malting and brewing. The next Trends in Brewing is scheduled for April 2020! Click here for more information!

LIBR organizes the international Belgian Brewing Conference

Belgian Brewing Conference

LIBR organized the last international Belgian Brewing Conference Chair J. De Clerck XV. The next Chair J. De Clerck will be organized by UCL. Check the presentations, videos and photos of the Belgian Brewing Conference 2015 here!