As an Urban Engaged University, we engage in sustainable partnerships with local, national and international partners. At the same time, we encourage our students, academics, staff and alumni to build connections with each other. Why? Because partnerships and networks help our VUB community to exchange as many experiences, ideas and other forms of knowledge as possible in order to do things better together. In our job, in our life and beyond, in Brussels and the world.
We enjoy a unique network of 75,000 former students who have blossomed throughout their studies into open and critical global citizens. Professionals who are committed to building a better world together and are ready to help fellow alumni prosper in their careers.
Chairs with companies
We have several chairs as a partnership with companies. On behalf of these external partners, we organise research and/or education around a relevant theme. It’s a win-win for both: we test our knowledge against practice and share our findings with the chair holders and society.
Our Fellows form a network of business leaders, executives, policymakers, journalists and other people of importance who make their expertise available to our university. In doing so, they open doors that would otherwise remain closed.
Brussels education partners
Together with other higher education institutions in Brussels, we exchange knowledge and insights on education. Our common goal? To train our future generations to be world citizens, so that they are ready to face tomorrow’s social challenges.
We cooperate with various higher education institutions on an international and European level on the themes of education and research. It is a way to bundle and exchange our knowledge and insights. And also a way to strengthen our international market position.
Innovative research is vital to be able to offer answers both to today’s social challenges and those of tomorrow. To build a better world. No party can develop these complex innovations on its own. That is why we work together with companies and stakeholders.