Welcome to the website of the University Foundation

  • Auditorium or banquet room in different sizes
  • The complete progam of our club activities
  • Discover our Twinning Partners around the world

The University Foundation is the meeting place

  • for all academics in Belgium,
  • for academics and members of civil society,
  • for academics in Belgium, foreign academics and members of international organizations.

The various initiatives of the University Foundation are described on this website. For some parts of the website that are not relevant for international visitors there is no English version.

Tuesday January 23, 2018 : Lunch-debate "Which collaboration France Germany for a new Europe?"

From September to December 2017 a new series of four lunch-debates has been organized n the initiative "A World of Cities" in collaboration with the Foundation Pierre Laconte.

Future activities of Re-Bel :

  • Thursday 14 December 2017: Patriotism at the local, regional, national and European levels: Are they compatible? Are they necessary? 
  • Thursday 14 June 2018: Mobility policy (road, rail, air): too centralized or too decentralized? 
  • Thursday 13 December 2018: Belgium's 6th state reform: how good did it prove to be?  

More information: www.rethinkingbelgium.eu.

For further information on the activities please see the Dutch or the French section of the website.

For the concerts at Bozar and the performances at the "Théâtre National" for the next academic year the reader is referred to the relevant news item on the Dutch or French web pages.

Monday December 11, 2017 at 7.45 pm : Concert at the University Foundation with Bruno Philippe, cello, Laureate of the Queen Elisaberh Contest 2017, and Guillaume Vincent, piano.

Thursday January 25, 2018; New Year's cocktail for the members.

Thursday February 1, 2018 at 10.30 am : Guided visit of the exhibition « Magritte, Broodthaers & art contemporain » at Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Thursday March 8, 2018 at 6 pm : Guided visit of the exhibition "Fernand Léger. Beauty is everywhere" at Bozar.

Friday March 23, 2018 at 8 pm : Gala Concert of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 6 pm : Opera at La Monnaie: Lohengrin (Richard Wagner).

From Wednesday July 4 till Sunday July 8, 2018: Cultural trip to Sils Maria.

For further information on these activities please refer to the French or Dutch web pages.

 

The  Ethical Forum of the University Foundation took place on December 7, 2017. The theme was: "What place (if any) for academics in our post-truth era?".

For downloading the presentations the readerr is referred to the website of the Ethical Forum.

The members of the Club of the University Foundation are cordially invited to the New Year's cocktail on Thursday 25 January 2018 at 5.30 pm

The next public event of Re-Bel will take place on Thursday 14 December 2017 (2-6pm, at the University Foudation). It is organized with the support of UCLouvain’s Chair "Democracy, Cultures & Action Fund" and will be devoted to the the following theme: 
"Patriotism at the local, regional, national and European levels: Are they compatible? Are they necessary?” 
As usual, the implications for the institutional future of Belgium will be the main focus of our exchanges, but the Catalan situation and the light it sheds on the Belgian situation will also be central. A more detailed presentation of this theme and a provisional programme are to be found on the website of Re-Bel. 
Prior registration via the website of Re-Bel is free of charge but compulsory as soon as possible and no later than 7 December.

 

To stimulate publication of scientific papers in international journals, of which the language is mostly English, the Commission for Subsidies and Publications of the University Foundation has decided to open the possibility of financial support for linguistic editing of the manuscipt. 

In an offical ceremony at the University Foundation on Tuesday December 12, 2016,  the biannual Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to dr. Sofie Cools for her Ph. D. thesis “De bevoegdheidsverdeling tussen algemene vergadering en raad van bestuur in de NV”, published by Roularta Media Group, 2015, 735 p. She obtained her Ph. D. from the KU Leuven in 2014 with Professor Koen Geens as supervisor.  

The composition of the jury was as follows: H. Bocken (chairman), K. Byttebier,  K. Byttebier, H. Cousy, B. Deconinck, F. Deruyck, P. Popelier, H. Swennen, M. Van Damme, W. Van Eeckhoutte, A. Van Oevelen, I. Verougstraete, J. Wouters and A. Wylleman. 

The 15th Ethical Forum took place at the University Foundation on Thursday December 8, 2016, and addressed the question "Is Academia a place for women? The strenuous road from Ph. D. student to rector.The ecvent was very successful, with very good presentations and a lively discussion.

The presentations of most speakers are now available on line, togerthes with a selection of interesting background documents . Click here for the programme and here for the downloads.

 

During the academic year 2016-2017 an international postgraduate course in Football Business is organized in the premises of the University Foundation. This postgraduate is organized under the academic responsibility of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB, see http://www.vub.ac.be/en/) by the International Football Business Institute (IFBI, see ifbi.brussels). More information on the programme as well as on the procedure to apply can be found on the website of the IFBI.