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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.

In elegantly furnished rooms members can meet colleagues and guests. In a pleasant reading room, daily and weekly newspapers, as well as scientific reviews, are available. 

The restaurant serves lunch with a varied menu to members and their guests. 

Our hotel has 12 attractive bedrooms for our Club members. The University Foundation organises numerous scientific, cultural and artisitic events for the Club members.

Below a list is given of the future academic and cultural activities organized by the Club of the University Foundation. For more information on a particular activity the reader is referred to the relevant Dutch or French section of the website.

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

For reservations at the restaurant, please contact restaurant@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

The latest activity of Re-Bel on "Simplified Belgium reconsidered" took place on Wednesday 23 November from 5 to 7 pm.

Maxime FONTAINE et Manon PIERROT present the main conclusions of their study on the financial implications of the Belgian state structure. Sven GATZ and Paul MAGNETTE give their reaction. 

Béatrice DELVAUX (Le Soir) & Karel VERHOEVEN (De Standaard). moderate the debate.

This activity was organized in a hybrid format, both live and on line.

More information on the Re-Bel website.Read more


The University Foundation has two new twinning partners : the « Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club » in Amsterdam and the « Grémio Literário » in Lissabon.


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This year, the Ethical Forum of the University Foundati onorganised an exchange of views on the societal function of universities, with the challenging title

Is politics part of the universities’ job?

This edition of the Ethical Forum was dedicated to Caroline Pauwels (honorary rector VUB) who passed away on August 5, 2022.
The Ethical Forum 2022 took place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2 to 6 pm, at 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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