Welcome to the website of the University Foundation

  • Auditorium or banquet room in different sizes
  • The complete progam of our club activities
  • Discover our Twinning Partners around the world

The University Foundation is the meeting place

  • for all academics in Belgium,
  • for academics and members of civil society,
  • for academics in Belgium, foreign academics and members of international organizations.

The various initiatives of the University Foundation are described on this website. For some parts of the website that are not relevant for international visitors there is no English version.


The Club is at your service : restaurant, meeting rooms, hotel and activities...

For reservations at the restaurant, please contact restaurant@universityfoundation.be.

As to the hotel and the meeting rooms, please contact club.fu.us@universityfoundation.be

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The University Foundation regularly organizes academic activities and cultural activities for its members and other interested parties: lunch debates, evening lectures, visits to art exhibitions, music performances in Bozar, opera in La Monnaie... Most of these activities are organized in French and Dutch, sometimes, but rarely, only in French or only in Dutch. Therefore they are not explicitly mentioned on the English version of the website. The interested reader is refererred to the French and the Dutch versions of the website for further information.Read more

This year, the Ethical Forum of the University Foundation will hold an exchange of views on the societal function of universities, with the challenging title

Is politics part of the universities’ job?

The Ethics Forum 2022 will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2 to 6 pm, iat the University Foundation. For a description of the subject and the programme,the reader is referred to the EF 2022 website.Read more

Tuesday 15 March 2022: As one of the activities organized by the University Foundation in which members talk about a recently published book about their scientific expertise, we are organizing a talk with Jean-Jacques Degroof about his book: From the Basement to the dome. How MIT's Unique Culture Created a Thriving Entrepreneurial Community (MIT Press, 2021).The speaker will be introducd by Prof. Sophie Manigart (UGent and Vlerick Business School).
Due to the topic, the activity will take place in English.
Causerie followed by a reception.
Participation 15 € per person.Registration form. Register and pay before 12 March.
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In 2022 the University Foundation starts a series of panel debates In its new “Speakers' Corner” series, which will give the floor to British speakers on EU and UK-EU affairs. It is organized in collaboration with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). The first activity in this series takes place on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 6 pm, and will deal with  “WHAT THE PAST TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE: UK - EU RELATIONS”. The panel consists of Sir Stephen Wall, Dr Martin Westlake and Mr. Didier SeeuwsModerator: Mr Jim Cloos.

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The recent webinar of Re-Bel about Financing the political parties was held on Monday the 20th of December 2021 from 12.15 pm to 13.45 pm. More information is available on the Re-Bel website.Read more


As in previous years the University Foundation participated in the activities of the "Heritage Days" of the Brussels-Capital Region. For this year's Heritage Days, the Brussels-Capital Region reached out to all citizens and institutions wishing to share the wealth and cultural diversity of the city’s spectacular heritage. The central theme was "Meeting Points". The premises of the University Foundation could be visited, as well as 140 other locations. For more information visit the website heritagedays.urban.brussels..Read more

 
It was our intention to orgaize in December 2020 n the annual Ethical Forum a discussion ion exams in higher education, with the challenging title:
Fair exams in a mass university: can technology get us out of trouble?
Unfortunately, in the present situation we were forced to postpone this activity to 2021.
The event was organised online on Thursday 9 December 2021.
For a detailed description of the subject and the planned program, please refer to the EF website.
 
However, on Thursday December 3, 2020 from 1 to 2.30 pm, we organised a new type of activity, the "Lunchtime Ethical Forum", a shorter discussion on an ethical-social subject.
The topic of this first edition is "The pandemic-driven digital university: temporary nightmare or seed for better higher education?".
Due to the circumstances, this activity was organized completely online.
For more information, the programme, the ppt-presentations, and the video-recording of the presentations by the invited speakers: click here.

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In an official ceremony at the University Foundation on 8 September 2021,  the biannual Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to Dr. Tim OPGENHAFFEN for his doctoral thesis Vrijheidsbeperkingen in de zorg, published by Intersentia, Antwerp in 2020 (XX + 958 p.)He obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven.Read more