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39th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking

The 39th Annual International Conference on

Critical Thinking

...The Longest-Running Critical Thinking Conference in the World

June 4 – June 7, 2019


KU Leuven, Belgium

Organized by The Foundation for Critical Thinking in Partnership with CRITHINKEDU -

'Critical Thinking Across the European Higher Education Curricula'

More Information and Open Registration Available Soon!


CRITHINKEDU, or 'Critical Thinking Across the European Higher Education Curricula,' is a project funded by the European Commission. Arising from the background and experience of higher-education institutions, businesses, and other organizations from nine different European countries, the venture aims to assess and improve the quality of reasoning that is taught and learned in Europe's universities and across various labor sectors. CRITHINKEDU will ultimately deliver a set of guidelines and recommendations for critical thinking development in higher education, and these results will be presented to European policymakers in the final event of the project.

About KU Leuven

The Foundation for Critical Thinking, together with CRITHINKEDU, will host the 39th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking at one of the world's most esteemed universities: KU Leuven in Flanders, Belgium.

Tracing its roots to 1425 A.D. when the Old University of Leuven was first founded, KU Leuven is today consistently ranked among the fifty greatest universities in the world, and was named by Reuters in 2016 and 2017 as Europe's most innovative university.

We are thrilled to take our international conference overseas for the first time in its nearly four-decade history, and to invite those from all walks of life to learn with us at this historic event. University professors and grade school teachers, CEO's and independent consultants, government personnel and military officers - all are welcome to come and elevate their thinking under the guidance of the world's oldest organization dedicated to critical thinking.

About the City of Leuven

The earliest known record of Leuven, Belgium dates to 891 A.D. The founding of the University in the late Middle Ages enabled the area to blossom with greater Europe during the Renaissance, establishing a tradition of learning, trade, and culture that continues to this day.

Rich with history and complex architecture, Leuven is a genuine marvel for those with an appreciation for the aesthetic. Attractions in and around the city include St. Peter's Church, the ornate City Hall, the Oude Markt, the Vanderkelen Museum, Abbey Park, and the Groot Begijnhof.