has received the required majority of votes in the second round of the rectorial election. His four-year mandate as Rector will take effect on 1 August 2013.
The second voting round for the office of Rector was held on 17 May 2013. Of the 9,709 eligible electors, 4,576 participated in the second round of voting. A total of 1,822 weighted votes were cast.
Professor Karen Maex received 736 weighted votes.
Professor Rik Torfs received 772 weighted votes.
There were 19 blank votes cast.
Professor Rik Torfs has thus obtained the required majority. The Board of Trustees appointed him Rector of KU Leuven effective 1 August 2013.