VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Belgium

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info@vub.ac.be

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Belgium
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Organisation type:

  • University / Research institute

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen. With the act of 28 May 1970, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles officially became two separate legal, administrative and scientific entities. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a dynamic and modern university with two parkland campuses in the Brussels Capital Region: the main campus in Etterbeek is home to seven faculties. In Jette you can find the medical campus and the University Hospital. High quality education and research are central issues. Their research teams are internationally recognised in many disciplins of fundamental and applied research. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch-speaking employer in the Brussels Region. Centrally situated in the capital of Europe, the university takes up its role as an ambassador for Flanders and Brussels, in a spirit of active pluralism and open mindness. They offer a quality education to more than 9000 students. Add to that the almost 4500 students of our partner, the Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels; the 400 students at the English-speaking Vesalius College; the 5000 students at the Centre for Adult Education that shares our campus, and the more than 150 research teams working on both our campuses, and you get one of the biggest centres of knowledge in the capital of Europe. Thanks to this expertise and its strategic location, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is your ideal partner for prestigious research and education with an outlook on Europe and the world.