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 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
The latest activity of Re-Bel on "Simplified Belgium reconsidered" took place on Wednesday 23 November from 5 to 7 pm.
Maxime FONTAINE et Manon PIERROT present the main conclusions of their study on the financial implications of the Belgian state structure. Sven GATZ and Paul MAGNETTE give their reaction.
Béatrice DELVAUX (Le Soir) & Karel VERHOEVEN (De Standaard). moderate the debate.
This activity was organized in a hybrid format, both live and on line.
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
In 2022 the University Foundation starts a series of panel debates In its new “Speakers' Corner” series, which will give the floor to British speakers on EU and UK-EU affairs. It is organized in collaboration with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). The first activity in this series takes place on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 6 pm, and will deal with “WHAT THE PAST TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE: UK - EU RELATIONS”. The panel consists of Sir Stephen Wall, Dr Martin Westlake and Mr. Didier Seeuws. Moderator: Mr Jim Cloos.
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In an official ceremony at the University Foundation on 8 September 2021, the biannual Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to Dr. Tim OPGENHAFFEN for his doctoral thesis Vrijheidsbeperkingen in de zorg, published by Intersentia, Antwerp in 2020 (XX + 958 p.). He obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven.Read more