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Relevant and in-depth research
At VUB, we emphasise research that excels through its depth, yet is relevant for its breadth. As a university, we recognise the important role we can play in Belgium, the rest of Europe, and the world. We strive for solutions to societal challenges and provide support for policy decisions.
Interdisciplinary and high-tech
An interdisciplinary approach is indispensable to this type of research. And our task is quite a challenge! It means that besides cooperating with other disciplines our experts have to understand each other's language. A high-tech approach is often crucial. To this end, we work to assess the existing infrastructure and group it into facilities that are available to a large group of researchers.
In an urban context
Brussels is the perfect 'Living Lab', where we seek solutions to the challenges posed in an urban context.
Want to do a PhD or become a researcher at VUB?
Are you passionate about science, curious, and inventive? Then a doctoral programme or a research job is definitely something for you! At our university, you can obtain a doctorate or do research in no fewer than 36 research fields.