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.
We wish all our members a nice and pleasant summer vacation.
Our restaurant is closed from 21 July to 20 August.
Next edition of the Ethical Forum: What place (if any) for academics in our post-truth era ? Save the date : Thursday December 7, 2017.
From September to December 2017 a new series of four lunch-debates is 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.
Friday September 15, 2017 : Excursion to Leiden (The Netherlands).
Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 8 pm : Dance and Music at La Monnaie with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (choreographie), Jean-Guihen Queyras (violoncelle), Rosas (production).
Thursday November 16, 2017 at 6 pm : Guided visit to the exhibition "Ancestors & Rituals" (Europalia Indonsesia) followed by a dinner at the University Foundation.
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).
Cultural trips planned in the present academic year:
- Monday May 22 to Saturday May 27, 2017: Cultural trip to Tuscany, guided by Mr. Damien Wigny.
- Friday August 4 to Sunday August 13, 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.
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.
The the next Ethical Forum will deal with the topic:
What place (if any) for academics in our post-truth era ?
The date : Thursday December 7, 2017.
Save the date!
For the description, the programme and the on line registration tool, the reader is referred to the website.
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.