With one-third of its students and researchers coming from abroad, Université libre de Bruxelles is one of the most multicultural Belgian universities. It has a long-held tradition of excellence, thanks to its more than 220 research units, 8 interdisciplinary institutes, over 2,000 PhD candidates and more than 3.600 researchers and members of academic staff in all fields. It received 4 scientific Nobel Prizes out of the 6 awarded to Belgians, among them the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. Actively involved in the European Research Area, ULB has obtained to this day 47 ERC grants and received European funding (COFUND) to host international post-doctoral researchers. With its 12 faculties, Schools and Institutes, it trains students in all disciplines, closely combining cutting-edge research and education. ULB also recently spearheaded the creation of a large-scale university hospitals network and a scientific biopark dedicated to technological innovation. Open to the world, ULB has set up many partnerships with some of the world’s top universities and is a proud member of the CIVIS European Alliance. Since its creation, ULB has been cultivating the flame of freedom. It has constantly demonstrated its independence and its commitment to the great struggles for democracy, individual liberties and human rights. Our outward-looking stance to Europe and the world has resulted in the creation of the CIVIS, Europe’s Civic University Alliance.
Last updated : June 28, 2023