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.
Thursday March 1, 2018 : Lunch-debate "Nutrition and vitality"
Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 12.30 pm : "30 years student mobility thaks to Erasmus" woth Sophia Eriksson and Jan De Groof.
In 2018 a series of lunh-debates is organized to honour the memoy of the former Executive Director Prof. Louis Baeck.
In the first semester 2018 a new series of four lunch-debates in the initiative "A World of Cities" is organised.
Future activities of Re-Bel :
- Thursday 21 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 Queen Elisabeth contest, the concerts at Bozar, and the performances at the "Théâtre National" the reader is referred to the relevant news item on the Dutch or French web pages.
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.
In the spring of 2015 the University Foundation and "la Fondation pour l’environnement urbain Pierre Laconte" organized a first cycle of lunch debates on the theme «A World of Cities» for the members of the Foundation and also for a broader public (faculties, economic, social and cultural organisations, ...).
This initiative and this collaboration was continued in the following years
In the spring of 2018 a new series of three lunch debates is organized.
For further information please see the Dutch or the French section of the web site.
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.
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.