Welcome to the website of the University Foundation

  • Auditorium or banquet room in different sizes
  • The complete progam of our club activities
  • Discover our Twinning Partners around the world

The University Foundation is the meeting place

  • for all academics in Belgium,
  • for academics and members of civil society,
  • for academics in Belgium, foreign academics and members of international organizations.

The various initiatives of the University Foundation are described on this website. For some parts of the website that are not relevant for international visitors there is no English version.

The members of the Club van de University Foundation are cordially invited to the New Years Cocktail on Thursday January 30 at 5.30 pm. 

During the reception Prof. Barabara Baert, professor KU Leuven and laureate of the Francqui Prize 2016 will give a short talk on "The interval of the time. Kairos and the force of the ocaasion."

Pleas register before January 25, 2020. Registration form.

The 19th public event of Re-Bel is held on Thursday 12 December 2019 at the University Foundation (11 rue d’Egmontstraat, 1000 Brussels).
Exceptionally, this event will take place from 5pm to 7pm  and operate in Dutch and French rather than in English.
It will be moderated by Béatrice DELVAUX (chief editorialist, Le Soir) and Karel VERHOEVEN (chief editor, De Standarad) and address the following question: "Would confederalism really make all Belgians better off?"
More information.

 

Lunch-debate with prof. Dr. Steven Van Hecke (KU Leuven) and prof. Dr. Mario Télo (ULB).

Introductory talks in English, discussion E/F/N.

Moderator prof. Laurent Van Depoele.Read more

This year the topic disussed in the Ethical Forum was the increasing use of English in higher education, with the provocative title
Towards Anglophone universities?
The Ethical Forum 2018 was organized on December 6, 2018, form 2 to 6 pm at the University Foundation. For a description of the topic and the programme, you are referred to the website of EF 2018.
The presentations and a number of related documents can be found in the downloads section.
 

 

To stimulate publication of scientific papers in international journals, of which the language is mostly English, the Commission for Subsidies and Publications of the University Foundation has decided to open the possibility of financial support for linguistic editing of the manuscipt. 

In an offical ceremony at the University Foundation on Tuesday December 12, 2016,  the biannual Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to dr. Sofie Cools for her Ph. D. thesis “De bevoegdheidsverdeling tussen algemene vergadering en raad van bestuur in de NV”, published by Roularta Media Group, 2015, 735 p. She obtained her Ph. D. from the KU Leuven in 2014 with Professor Koen Geens as supervisor.  

The composition of the jury was as follows: H. Bocken (chairman), K. Byttebier,  K. Byttebier, H. Cousy, B. Deconinck, F. Deruyck, P. Popelier, H. Swennen, M. Van Damme, W. Van Eeckhoutte, A. Van Oevelen, I. Verougstraete, J. Wouters and A. Wylleman. 

The 15th Ethical Forum took place at the University Foundation on Thursday December 8, 2016, and addressed the question "Is Academia a place for women? The strenuous road from Ph. D. student to rector.The ecvent was very successful, with very good presentations and a lively discussion.

The presentations of most speakers are now available on line, togerthes with a selection of interesting background documents . Click here for the programme and here for the downloads.

 

During the academic year 2016-2017 an international postgraduate course in Football Business is organized in the premises of the University Foundation. This postgraduate is organized under the academic responsibility of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB, see http://www.vub.ac.be/en/) by the International Football Business Institute (IFBI, see ifbi.brussels). More information on the programme as well as on the procedure to apply can be found on the website of the IFBI.