Guest organisations

In accordance with its mission to stimulate the communication between Belgian academics internally and also with academics from other countries, the University Foundation houses a number of national and international organisations with academic character. Below the list is given of the presently housed organizations; for more information click on the name). The link to their website is also provided (click on the picture).

Anthropologues et sociologues, cette association est donc la vôtre, devenez-en membre pour maintenir et nourrir le lien au sein d’une communauté d’appartenance en même temps que pour favoriser la reconnaissance, dans notre société, des savoirs, compétences et regards propres à nos disciplines.

L’association a comme but de promouvoir l’étude, la connaissance et le développement des ultrasons en médecine et en biologie, plus particulièrement de leurs applications diagnostiques en gynécologie-obstétrique. A cette fin, elle organise quatre réunions scientifiques par an. La langue véhiculaire au sein de l’association est le français.

acatech - the National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany - advises policy makers and the general public on future technology issues in line with the best research and provides a platform for exchange between the sciences and business. acatech is a member of Euro-CASE, an independent non-profit organisation of national academies of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology from 21 European countries. Euro-CASE acts as a permanent forum for exchange and consultation between European Institutions, Industry and Research. Through its Member academies, Euro-CASE has access to top expertise (around 6,000 experts) and provides impartial, independent and balanced advice on technological issues with a clear European dimension to European Institutions, national Governments and organisations. The mission of Euro-CASE is to pursue, encourage and maintain excellence in the fields of engineering, applied sciences and technology, and promote their science, art and practice for the benefit of the citizens of Europe. 

The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.

BCLAS ASBL/VZW is a scientific organization for the stimulation and development of the ethical care and use of laboratory animals.

Belgian Lipid Club and Belgian Atherosclerosis Society

Les activités du CIFE comprennent l'étude, l'enseignement, la formation et la recherche sur les problèmes de l'unification européenne et mondiale, le fédéralisme, le régionalisme et les transformations des structures de la société contemporaine, selon une prospective fédéraliste. Le CIFE bénéficie du soutien de l'Union européenne, de plusieurs organisations internationales, de gouvernements nationaux, de collectivités locales, ainsi que de fondations privées et d'entreprises.

Le Collège Interuniversitaire pour les Sciences du Management octroie chaque année des bourses d'études doctorales dans les sciences du Management des organisations, tant celles du secteur public que celles du secteur privé.
La bourse est octroyée annuellement et pour une période de trois ans au maximum. Elle implique un séjour d'une année dans une université étrangère.

Promote international collaboration between the associations of nationals residing abroad and foster development of such associations.Advance the study and knowledge in the widest sense of the rights and duties of the Europeans abroad and to act towards all authorities as their spokesman and defender.Perform studies and joint activities in the spirit of the European Union, and disseminate information.Contribute to international life and bring together the people.

Centre National de Recherches de Logique

Nationaal Centrum voor Navorsingen in de Logica

The Coimbra Group was founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987. It is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society. It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European educational policy and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience.

The central purpose of the European Accreditation Committee in CNS (EACIC) is to promote and encourage the development of CME in CNS mainly neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology throughout Europe (both Western and Eastern Europe), to establish policies and high standards for CME, and to ensure that CME plays an important role in the process of helping health care workers to provide improved standards of clinical care to their patients.EACIC is mainly concerned with medical educational activities, which will be attended by health care workers from more than one European country. Or, in the case of enduring materials, read by, or used by, health care workers from more than one European country.

The EBC is determined to eliminate the discrepancy between the huge impact of brain diseases and the implications of understanding normal brain function on the one hand, and the modest financial and time resources allocated to brain research, teaching and the care of brain diseases on the other.

ECORE is a research and teaching institution which federates two centers of excellence: CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics), born in 1966 at Université catholique de Louvain, and ECARES (European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics), born in 1991 at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)'s objective is to promote scientific research in Europe. It tries to enhance fruitful collaborations between scientists, engineers, and public authorities ; to enhance links between fundamental and applied research, and between researchers and users ; and to stimulate public interest in science. Its present membership of around 500 members comprises most eminent scientists, mainly in Europe but also all over the world. The Academy has nine divisions (chemical sciences, computational sciences, earth and environmental sciences, engineering, materials science, mathematics, medicine and life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities).

With active individual members in as many as 88 countries and 40 National Society/Association Members who represent more than 78,000 European psychiatrists, the European Psychiatric Association is the main association representing psychiatry in Europe. EPA’s activities address the interests of psychiatrists in academia, research and practice throughout all stages of career development.

EPA deals with psychiatry and its related disciplines and it focuses on the improvement of care for the mentally ill as well as on the development of professional excellence.

EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe is a unique, non-profit alliance of over 700 rare disease patient organisations from more than 60 countries that work together to improve the lives of the 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe. 

By connecting patients, families and patient groups, as well as by bringing together all stakeholders and mobilising the rare disease community, EURORDIS strengthens the patient voice and shapes research, policies and patient services.

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the main organisation for neuroscience in Europe. FENS was founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience. FENS currently represents 42 European national and mono-disciplinary neuroscience societies, with close to 23.000 member scientists from 32 European countries. 

Fetus for Life, non profit organisation created in 2005, depends exclusively on private and institutional sponsorships. Its role is to support, in the department of obstetrics of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels, under the direction of Professeur Corinne Hubinont and her team,the following missions:

  • research on the prenatal pathologies of the pregnant women and the fetus,
  • funding of the adjustments of new diagnosis and pregnancy monitoring techniques,
  • psychological and material aid for the pregnant women faced with complications.

More than 40 voluntaries work for Fetus for Life.

This association brings together scientists from different disciplines and different universities and it organizes events, publishes a newsletter, and provides information on scientific policy.

De Stichting Fernand Lazard verstrekt renteloze leningen (tot 25.000 EUR) aan jonge academici om ze in het begin van hun beroepsleven te helpen hun installatiekosten of specialisatiejaar in het buitenland te financieren.

De Raad van Bestuur kan daarenboven uitzonderlijk kandidaten selecteren en hen een beurs toekennen. 

Deadline : Jaarlijks 5 februari

The Robert Schuman Foundation that was founded in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall has been approved by the State for its services to the public; it works to promote the construction of Europe. The Foundation which is a reference research centre develops studies on the European Union and its policies promoting the content of these in France, Europe and elsewhere in the world. It encourages, contributes to and stimulates European debate thanks to the wealth of its research, publications and the organisation of conferences.

La Fondation a pour objet de contribuer au perfectionnement de jeunes diplômés universitaires, dans les disciplines de sciences médicale et administrative ou de techniques relatives aux matières et instruments, en vue de l'amélioration du sort des personnes handicapées.

The purpose of the Francqui Foundation is to encourage the prestige of disinterested fundamental research. It also provides Belgian scholars and scientists with indisputable moral support. The statutes clearly state that its objective is "to further the development of higher education and scientific research in Belgium".  This implicitly means that interuniversity collaboration is also encouraged.

Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation
The mission of IMI is to develop projects that demonstrate that the development of infrastructure can be reconciled with the improvement of the environment. In the field of renewable energy, ports development and fishery. The IMI works in these areas on its own initiative or at the request of European projects.

LifeMe vzw is een pluralistische vereniging die openstaat voor alle personen, ongeacht hun levensbeschouwelijke voorkeur, culturele of sociale achtergrond of gender. Naast wetenschappers en zorgverleners zijn ook patiënten actieve partners.  LifeMe werkt volgens de principes van evidence based medicine en best practice. 

Doelstellingen van LifeMe vzw:

-      Het verder ontwikkelen van (gepersonaliseerde) leefstijlprogramma’s gericht op het bevorderen en/of herstellen van gezondheid en welbevinden. Dit kan gericht zijn op de algemene populatie, op specifieke (kwetsbare) groepen of op personen met specifieke aandoeningen.

-      Het promoten en uitvoeren van onderzoek naar de werkzaamheid en effecten van  leefstijlprogramma’s. 

-      Promotie  van leefstijl als geneesmiddel naar alle betrokken instanties: het brede publiek, zorgverleners, de overheid, instellingen en organisaties.

-      Het aanbieden van leefstijlprogramma’s op maat van specifieke groepen zoals 

o  personen in goede gezondheid (ter preventie), 

o  personen met aandoeningen zoals kanker, hart- en vaatziekten, MS, diabetes en andere (chronische) aandoeningen

o  risicogroepen zoals ouderen, personen in kansarmoede, enz

-      Het organiseren van trainingen voor personen die leefstijlprogramma’s willen implementeren in de gezondheidszorg en/of organisaties en instellingen zoals WZC’s, scholen, enz.


The OECI is an organization of cancer institutes, aiming to improve the quality of cancer care and translational research in Europe from an organizational viewpoint. The importance of a smooth organization, efficient logistics and state of the art complex infrastructure is growing.

SEII made it its mission to foster the essential role that engineers play in the sustainable development of a « knowledge society ». With that aim in mind, SEII, as a learned society, will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and to its interdisciplinary fertilization, both on national and European level, through organizing various events such as lectures, conferences and colloquia, through taking part in similar events organized by other institutions, and through publishing relevant articles and information.SEII will also, within its means and in cooperation with academia, foster continuing engineering education.

TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association)

The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is the first transeuropean research network. It consists of leading research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe, with an office in Brussels. TEPSA’s aim is to provide a high quality research on European integration based on a triple “A” approach: Analysis, Assessment and Advice in order to stimulate discussion on policies and political options for Europe. The network was established in 1974 and it has steadily increased its membership ever since  to include institutes all throughout Europe in response to the enlargement rounds of the European Union. Nowadays TEPSA consists of 38 member institutes and associate members located in 35 countries, both EU member states and candidate countries. TEPSA and its member institutes provide expertise on EU policies and politics have vast experience in organising and conducting EU wide research, training and networks.

UNICA is a network of 46 universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, with a combined strength of over 150,000 staff and 1,800,000 students. Its role is to promote academic excellence, integration and co-operation between member universities throughout Europe. It provides a forum in which universities can reflect on the demands of strategic change in education, research cooperation, university policy and organization as well as university societal engagement. To achieve its aims UNICA articulates the views of member universities to European institutions and to national, regional and municipal governments. It provides the members with information on European initiatives and programmes, and supports them in co-operative projects.

The main aim of UEJM A.I.s.b.l. is giving post-secondary-education training courses of high professional quality and giving equivalent qualifications in all those fields which are not considered at all, or only partially, by the conventional training system, mainly with reference to new professions.