We are an Urban Engaged University

We are Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For more than 50 years, we have been committed to providing answers to the challenges of tomorrow. How do we achieve this? Through qualitative research, customised education and a strong social drive. We anchor our work in Brussels and Europe and work according to the existing principles of the Enlightenment: critical thinking, free enquiry and humanism. And that's our way of making the world a better place. #TheWorldNeedsYou

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Our study programmes

If you choose a study programme at VUB, you keep all your future options open. At VUB, you can choose from an extensive range of bachelor's and master's programmes. You will acquire the necessary academic knowledge and attitudes to become an expert in your study field. Do you already hold a higher education degree? Our advanced master's programmes, postgraduate programmes and other courses help you stay relevant as a professional in the job market of the future.

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The European university of tomorrow

Imagine an open and multicultural super university, with campuses all over Europe. A university where students, academics and staff can move freely between European cities to study and conduct scientific research. A university that, because of that, brings communities from all over Europe together to tackle today's challenges. This is what we, along with 9 other European universities, are striving for by 2025. Are you in?


Help build a better world

Are you also concerned with better living conditions, equal rights, peace, freedom of speech, the environment? Well, that's a match made in heaven: as part of the VUB community, you will be in the right place to contribute to society, with the knowledge you acquire in your studies, or starting from your expertise as a researcher. But definitely also by dedicating yourself to one of our social projects with which we want to make the world a better place.

The World Needs You

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