The Vrije Universiteit Brussel(VUB) is the sister university of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Although some courses at the ULB's Faculty of Law were already being taught in Dutch in 1935, it was not until 1963 that almost all the faculties offered courses in Dutch. The Dutch-speaking university (VUB) was finally split off from its French-speaking counterpart on 1 October 1969.
Although VUB is a smaller university with a much shorter history than the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), it too has already produced several internationally famous scientists, including the philosopher Leo Apostel, who started his career at ULB under his equally well-known teacher Chaim Perelman, but became full professor at VUB, Jean Bourgain, Fields Medal in mathematics in 1994, Ingrid Daubechies (presently at Princeton), founder of the mathematical theory of wavelets, and Pattie Maes (now at MIT), a leading researcher in intelligent software agents.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a dynamic and modern university with two parkland campuses in the Brussels-Capital Region. The main campus in Etterbeek (next to ULB campus Plaine) is home to seven faculties. In Jette you can find the medical campus and the University Hospital. High quality education and research are central focal points. Our research teams are internationally recognised in many disciplines of fundamental and applied research.
Thanks to its expertise and strategic location, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is your ideal partner for prestigious research and education with an outlook on Europe and the world.