The Foundation Biermans-Lapôtre, a residence for students from Belgium and Luxembourg located at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, has housed more than 500 students, researchers and professors from around the world every year since 1926.
Since it was founded, more than 25,000 students have stayed at the Foundation. It also hosts academic, scientific and cultural activities organised by universities in Belgium, Luxembourg and France by or for its own residents.
Created thanks to a donation from Jean-Hubert Biermans and Berthe Lapôtre, the Foundation is the result of an exemplary cooperation between Belgium, Luxembourg and France. Supported financially by the Belgium Science Policy and Luxembourg’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Foundation wants to be the meeting point and showcase of higher education and research of Belgium and Luxembourg in Paris.
According to the statutes the University Foundation is represented on the Board of Directors of the Biermans-Lapôtre Foundation. The University Foundation also takes care of the administration of the applications for a longer stay at the residence in Paris.