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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.

In elegantly furnished rooms members can meet colleagues and guests. In a pleasant reading room, daily and weekly newspapers, as well as scientific reviews, are available. 

The restaurant serves lunch with a varied menu to members and their guests. 

Our hotel has 14 attractive bedrooms for our Club members. The University Foundation organises numerous scientific, cultural and artisitic events for the Club members.

Below a list is given of the future academic and cultural activities organized by the Club of the University Foundation. For more information on a particular activity the reader is referred to the relevant Dutch or French section of the website.

A new cycle of lunch-debates of the initiative "A World of Cities" is organized on Friday 21 April 2017 (Strategy in Flanders) , on Tuesday 30 May 2017 (Infrastructure and Landscape), and on Friday 30 June 2017 (Quality of Life in European Cities).

The next activity of Re-Bel will take place on Thursday June,15, 2017 and will take with the topic:  'Multiculturalism and integration policy in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels".
Future plans:
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: too centralized or too decentralized? 
Thursday 13 December 2018: Belgium's 6th state reform: how good was it?  
More information: www.rethinkingbelgium.eu.

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

For the he concerts at Bozar for the next academic year the reader is referred to the relevant news item on the Dutch or French web pages.

Wednesday May 17, 2017: Guided visit of the exhibition "Rik Wouters" at Bozar.

Wednesday May 31, 2017 : Guided visits of the exhibitions "Pol Bury" and "Yves Klein" at Bozar.

Monday June 19, 2017 : Evening activity at the occasion of the publication of the recent book by Prof. Mark Eyskens.

Friday June 23, 2017: Excursion with visits of gardens in St Pieters-Leeuw and Gaasbeek.

Cultural trips planned in the present academic year:

  • Monday May 22 to Saturday May 25, 2017: Cultural trip to Tuscany, guided by Mr. Damien Wigny.  
  • Friday August 4 to Saturday  August 12; 2017: Festival Crete Seresi.
  • Tuesday October 3 to Saturday October 7, 2017: Roman Art in le Roussillon, guided by Prof. Jacqueline Leclercq–Marx (ULB) and Prof. Dierik Verbeelen (VUB).    

For further information please see the French or Dutch web pages.

As in recent years, thanks to the good relations with the organisation,  the University Fountation has the possibility to offer its Club members seats for some concerts of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2017 (Cello). More information on the web pages in Dutch or French.

Lunch-debate on November 9, 2016, with an indroductory talk by M. Jonatahan Faull, Director-General of the European Commission's Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum.

The speaker:

Jonathan Faull joined the European Commission in 1978, becoming Director for Competition Policy at the Directorate-General for Competition in 1995, Deputy Director-General in 1995 and Spokesman and Director-General of Press and Communication in 1999. After that he has held positions as Director-General of Justice and Home Affairs (later Justice, Freedom and Security) and Director-General of Internal Market and Services (later Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union). September 2015, he was appointed Director-General in the Secretariat-General entrusted with the special mission, on behalf of President Juncker, to chair the "Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum. Jonathan Fault studied law at the University of Sussex and has an MA from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Price
33 € for members of the University Foundation and partner,
38 € for non-members.

Link for registration.

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 autumn of 2015 with a new cycle of three lunch debates with a broader scope. The same in the spring of 2016.

In the automn of 2016 a  fourth series of three lunch debates is organized.

  • Monday October 3, 2016 at 12.15 pm "Land use, population density and life quality in urbanized Belgium : an agenda for action". 
  • Thursday November 24, 2016 at 12.15 pm "Cities as consumers of the environment - a global management exercise".
  • Friday December 2, 2016 at 12.15 pm. "The quality of the landscapes and the quality of the urban and rural environment".

For further information please see the Dutch or the French section of the web site.