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.
The Club is at your service after the vacation : restaurant, meeting rooms, hotel and activities...
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The University Foundation regularly organizes academic activities and cultural activities for its members and other interested parties: lunch debates, evening lectures, visits to art exhibitions, music performances in Bozar, opera in La Monnaie... Most of these activities are organized in French and Dutch, sometimes, but rarely, only in French or only in Dutch. Therefore they are not explicitly mentioned on the English version of the website. The interested reader is refererred to the French and the Dutch versions of the website for further information.Read more
In 2022 the University Foundation started a series of panel debates In its new “Speakers' Corner” series, which will give the floor to British speakers and speakers from EU on UK-EU affairs. The next activitey takes place on May 15, 2023, at 6 pm and deals with the question "The UK and the EU in a changing world. Time for a new departure?". Panelists are - Professor Anand Menon (King’s College London), Sir Ivan Rogers (last UK permanent representative to the EU) and Stefaan De Rynck (Head of the Commission representation in Belgium and former senior adviser to BREXIT negotiator Michel Barnier). Moderator is Paul Adamson, chairman of the UK/EU Forum. Concluding re marks are formulated by Jim Cloos, SG of TEPSA and Senior Associate Fellow of the Egmont Institute. This activity is organized in collaboration by the University Foundation, TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association), and the Egmont Institute.
The debate is followed by a reception.
Please register before 8 May 2023. Participation fee: 25 € p.p. To register click here.
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The next activity of Re-Bel will be devoted to the proposal of a federal constituency (circonscription fédérale, federale kieskring). It will be held on Wednesday 22 March 2023 from 5 to 7pm at the University Foundation. The introductory panel will consist of Egbert LACHAERT (voorzitter Open VLD), Peter DE ROOVER (fractievoorzitter Kamer N-VA), Anne LAMBELIN (vice-présidente PS), Christian BEHRENDT (ULiège & KU Leuven) and Petra MEIER (UAntwerpen). The conversation will be moderated, as usual, by Béatrice DELVAUX (Le Soir) and Karel VERHOEVEN (De Standaard).
This activity was organized in a hybrid format, both live and on line. A limited number of on-site places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and other participants will be able to attend online. The event will be bilingual Dutch-French, with simultaneous translation available online.
More information on the Re-Bel website.Read more
In an official ceremony at the University Foundation on 5 December 2022, the Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to Dr. Janek Tomasz NOWAK for his doctoral thesis "Ambtshalve toepassing van EU-recht door de Belgische burgerlijke rechter". The laureate obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven in 2021. The thesis was supervised by Prof. dr. Piet Van Nuffel and Prof. dr. Benoît Allemeersch.Read more
The University Foundation has two new twinning partners : the « Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club » in Amsterdam and the « Grémio Literário » in Lissabon.
Is politics part of the universities’ job?
This edition of the Ethical Forum was dedicated to Caroline Pauwels (honorary rector VUB) who passed away on August 5, 2022.
The Ethical Forum 2022 took place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2 to 6 pm, at the University Foundation.
For a description of the subject and the programme,the reader is referred to the EF 2022 website.Read more