The Sociology Department

The Sociology Department is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School (ES).

The research activities of the department coincide in practice with the work of the two research groups: Tempus Omnia Revelat (TOR) and Interface Demography (ID)

Tempus Omnia Revelat research activity focuses on themes of major importance in study of time, culture and society.  


Interface Demography research activity focuses on themes of major importance in study of health and mortality, fertility and households and migration).


Members of the staff

Research groups






We have a record of numerous books and book chapters published by the key academic publishers, and hundreds of articles in major political science journals.

For a complete presentation of our department's research activity.


View our online publications TOR

Online publications

View our online publications ID

Online publications

Start a PhD

Read below what you have to do before starting a PhD.

What to prepare?

Before contacting a possible supervisor, please prepare a research proposal (max. 10 pages), including these elements:

  • State of the art
  • Objectives of the research
  • Methodology
  • Work plan
  • Bibliographical references that are relevant for your research proposal
  • List of your publications (if appropriate)

Additionally, you should also provide your Bachelor's and Master's transcripts of records.

For further information about doing a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, please see the following page.

Secretary of the Department: Sociology

Located in the Karel Van Miert Building, Pleinlaan 5 (2nd floor), room 2.50.

At 5 minutes walking distance from the Etterbeek train station, and 10 minutes from the metro stations Petillon or Delta.

Directions Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus


Our office entrance at Pleinlaan 5

Contact person


Sociology Administration

Nathalie Zegers
Sociology Secretariat

32 2 614 81 50