The World Needs You: a call for urban engaged people

At the VUB, we believe that every individual can contribute to a better world for everyone. To motivate our community to give something back to society and to thank those who already do, we created The World Needs You. The platform presents projects and activities around six P's: People, Peace, Prosperity, Planet, Partnership and Poincaré. Five of the six Ps are inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals with which the UN aims to eliminate poverty by 2030 and make our planet a sustainable place. The sixth P is in honour of Henri Poincaré, the French philosopher from whom our university takes its motto. What is your commitment? 

Which P is your passion?

Discover the go-getters of The World Needs You

People, Peace, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership and Poincaré: each P is driven by an enthusiastic academic coordinator.

Meet our academic coordinators

Make an engaged and thoughtful study choice

Become an expert in your field and learn how to contribute to the world in a socially responsible way.

Discover all our programmes here

Explore our socially relevant research

Research with a positive impact on society: our scientists make it happen thanks to their innovative research approach.

Read more about our research approach