Brussels University Alliance

The Université libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have common roots, dating back to 1834, when Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen founded the ‘Université Libre de Belgique’, renamed ‘Université Libre de Bruxelles’ in 1842. Only in 1969 do the two universities separate, giving birth to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. However, they continue to share the same values and work together. Their collaboration is given an institutional framework in 2013, with the creation of the Brussels University Alliance.

As part of the partnership between ULB and VUB, the Brussels University Alliance’s main missions and goals are: To develop synergies and joint projects between the two Brussels universities in the following areas: Research, Teaching, Infrastructures and logistics, Community services, Increasing international visibility and recruitment.