Study Applied Sciences

in Europe's capital



Capital of Europe

Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but it is the capital of the European Union as well. It is behind only New York as the city with the largest number of international organizations and corporations in the world, making it the center for governmental administration, banking and insurance industries in Europe.

While French and Dutch are Brussels's official languages, German and English are often heard, as are a large number of other European languages. Since it is the center of the European Union, it plays host to a large number of Europeans from all over the continent, making it a fascinating place to explore for anyone interested in foreign relations, foreign languages, diplomacy or politics. It is like the Washington D.C. of Europe.

Brussels is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. 31% of its population is of foreign origin, and this makes for a unique atmosphere in which cultures interact easily with one another. 
English is rapidly becoming an important language in Brussels because of the numerous international political organizations. Language is not a barrier in the capital of Europe. These same differences and contrasts can be found in architectural Brussels' various styles, where you will find Gothic cathedrals and churches next to beautiful art nouveau and art deco houses.

The Grand Place, with its splendid guild houses and the impressive Gothic beauty of its Town Hall, is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe.