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    • 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.”

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    • Always wanted to study in Bozar, Muntpunt or a bank? BRIK organises Study Spaces at several unique locations in Brussels from 16 December 2019 until 31 January 2020.

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    • In 2020, the access criteria to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) of the Brussels Capital Region are changing. As of 1 January 2020, diesel vehicles under the Euro 3 standard will be banned from entering the zone. A 3-month transition period has been established during which only warnings will be sent to offenders, fines will be sent from April 2020.


    • Dear student
      We would like to invite you to participate in a well-being survey. This survey aims to assess your well-being as a student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The results from this survey will be used for research purposes (scientific publications) and for drawing up policies.

    • Are you a student in your third bachelor or in your master years? Do you read Yuval Noah Harari or are you interested in the Israeli historian and thinker? Would you like to be on stage with the author of Sapiens and Homo Deus? Let us know!

    • Thanks to this survey we are able detect possible bottlenecks. But we certainly also like to receive positive feedback, which supports the lecturer’s in the quality of their teaching. Give your opinion now!

      Based on some questions and additional space for feedback, it provides the ideal opportunity to share your experiences, opinions and suggestions concerning the course units and the lecturers.

    • If you are applying for Paid Educational Leave you must keep an attendance list for each course you are following.The deadline to hand in these lists for the first trimester is 20 december. Please make sure you keep a copy as well.


      Your lecturers signed the lists after each class you attended. These lists are proof of the number of lectures you attended, as well as your (non-)motivated absences.

      You can hand in the original lists, along with possible certificates of authorized absences:

    • In June 2020, the contract between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Confucius Institute will expire, and the VUB will not renew the contract. This is a decision made by the Board of Directors of the VUB this evening. The university is of the opinion that cooperating with the institution is no longer consistent with its policies and objectives. The VUB is, however, open to new collaborations with Chinese universities, scientists and students when this does not endanger academic freedom and independence.
    • Dear students,

      At the end of the year we are here to help you with your study career
      With lots of support and a good vibration, so you won’t lack the right motivation
      Enjoy the holidays but don’t forget your study days
      Stick to the plan without becoming a lonely caveman
      Structure is the go-to power, it even helps you gain an hour
      If things aren’t really going your way, sit back and think of Santa’s sleigh
      Any more questions? The profs will give you lots of suggestions

    • Companies don't usually ask for sensitive information by e-mail or phone. Be alert when somebody contacts you and requests this information. If you receive a suspicious e-mail, please contact our ICT helpdesk at helpdesk@vub.be. Add the e-mail as an attachment. Please don't forward the e-mail as technical information the ICT helpdesk might need could be lost.