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    The passing of Frederik Vanclooster

    We all kept hoping, family and friends, VUB students and staff, for a positive outcome. But alas: on Sunday we got word that the body of Frederik Vanclooster, master student in computer science, was found.


    “Our thoughts go out to Frederik’s family and friends, and everyone that knew him”, says rector Caroline Pauwels. “This loss touches us all. It’s in moments like these that our university community comes together to support each other.”

    VUB study guidance is available

    For support you can contact our student psychologists at the study guidance center, via 02 629 23 06 and guidance@vub.ac.be


    Online mourning register

    To give everyone the chance to offer their condolences during this exam period, we launched an online mourning register. Here you can leave some words of comfort or sympathy for Frederik’s near and dear ones, as well as any fond memories you might have of him, written down or in the form of a picture. With this personal commemoration we want to honor Frederik’s life and keep his memory alive, in support of his family, friends and fellow students.