Facilities on campus

Hungry? Want to stay fit, both physically and mentally? Fancy a book, some culture? In need of childcare? The VUB Main Campus offers a broad palette of services and facilities to students, employees, and visitors.

Food and drink

Feeling a bit hungry? Or is your stomach growling? On our Main Campus, you can combat both conditions in a budget-friendly way in the cafeteria, various cafes, and snack bars, and, of course, in the restaurant. The latter even displays a Good Food Resto label from Leefmilieu Brussel, so you know you're getting the most sustainable meal possible.

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Sports facilities

A swimming pool. An athletics track. A Basic Fit fitness centre. Omnisport sports halls and grounds. Even a martial arts hall. With a total of over 10,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor sports infrastructure, you will be spoilt for choice on our Main Campus when it comes to keeping yourself in top condition. Afterwards, you can take a breather in the large cafeteria with its beautiful terrace.ย 

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Culture

An open, artistic laboratory: that is Pilar, the VUB's house for art and science. Its colourful playbill lists both the hottest musical acts and up-and-coming visual artists. It also holds themed festivals and theatre performances, and its Barak Lili M is a breeding ground for young, artistic, and cultural entrepreneurs. In Bar Pilar you can talk nineteen to the dozen after a performance or exposition. The bar is open even on those rare occasions when there is nothing to see or hear in Pilar.

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Study Guidance Centre

The VUB Study Guidance Centre (SBC) helps you enhance your study success. You can go there with questions that are important to the progress of your studies at every stage of your educational career. A motivated and experienced team will provide you with custom-made guidance. This can be done individually or in groups.ย 

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Central library

When you really want to learn something, thereโ€™s nothing like a book. Or a magazine or newspaper as a close second. Both types of media are present in large numbers in the Main Campus library. You can find the titles or authors you are looking for in the online catalogue. And, as befits a cental library, it is always wonderfully quiet. So you can read and study there undisturbed.

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Event support

Renting a room or equipment for an event, requesting catering, etc. It's all possible at the VUB Main Campus. Simply contact the Facilities Management department.

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Childcare

Looking for childcare? If you work or study at VUB, at Erasmus college or our university hospital UZ Brussels, you will enjoy priority in the VUB nurseries over other parents. There are VUB daycare centres in Etterbeek and Jette, and together they welcome 180 children between the ages of 0 and 3 with open arms every day. Be sure to register in time!

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Medical service

Feeling a bit weak? Have you suffered an injury? Planning a distant journey for which you need a vaccination against tropical diseases? At VUB's university group practice, an extensive and experienced team of general practitioners is ready to cure or, if necessary, refer you. Making an appointment is easy: just call or fill in the online appointment tool.

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Medical specialists

The VUB university hospital is one of the largest medical institutions in Brussels. Located in Jette, it has no fewer than 3,000 employees. 18% are highly qualified medical personnel, i.e. specialists. In other words, you are in good hands if you need medical assistance. ย 

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Psychological care

Stressed out? Or under a dark cloud? Feeling as though youโ€™re about to snap? As a VUB student or employee you can attend BRUCC, where a specialist team of psychologists will work with you to reestablish your mental wellbeing. The consultation centre, in building C, offers psychological consultations as well as workshops and lectures, such as โ€˜worry managementโ€™ and โ€˜how to deal with stress at workโ€™.

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Dental practice

At the same address as the university group practice - Henri Schoofslaan near the VUB Main Campus - there is also a dentist. You can go there for anything from a full dental check-up to having a crown put in. Of course, you can also get help for toothache.

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Tailored sports advice

Whether you play elite sports or just want to get some more exercise, BLITS will give you science-based training guidelines. This lets you work towards your personal best in a safe way. And if you do go on to suffer a sports injury, theyโ€™ll work with your doctor to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. All that on the 1st floor of the U-Residence. Do expect a prior sports medical examination and stress test

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Physiotherapy

Neck or back pain? Muscle or ligament injury? At Kinetiek, 7 physiotherapists are ready to treat you and help you make a lasting recovery. You can also attend for such things as injury prevention, ergonomic advice, spinal rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy, osteopathy, and (pro) sports rehabilitation. By appointment, on the 1st floor of the U-Residence.

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Help with unwanted pregnancy

You are pregnant, but unsure whether youโ€™re ready for a child? The VUB Dilemma team helps you clarify your situation through information, discussions, medical consultation or targeted referral to services that can help you further.

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Security service

Have you been confronted with, or do you know of an incident on campus? Are you or someone else in an emergency, or do you need medical assistance? Security service, which is available 24/7, is only a phone call away. Our security staff are trained to administer medical care, and they have access to defibrillators.

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Reporting centre for transgressive behaviour

Are you a victim of verbal or physical violence, bullying, sexual harassment, intimidation, racism, or discrimination? Or are you a witness? Then, contact the VUB reporting centre. Weโ€™ll handle your report quickly and discretely: a confidential advisor will contact you within 3 working days.

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