ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
When it was inaugurated in 1834, the ULB had 96 students, whereas it now has over 18,000. The number of faculties and schools also increased in response to the emergence of new disciplines and an ever greater number of specialisations. Today the ULB provides teaching in all the main disciplines. It runs several teaching hospitals and administers research-oriented science parks. As a university which is resolutely open to the world, the ULB is involved in numerous international research and development programmes and cutting edge research projects.