Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Brussel!


The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is an internationally-oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Through tailor-made high quality research and education, VUB wants to contribute in an active and committed way to a better society for tomorrow. That is our mission.

Free inquiry and encouraging critical thinking

At the VUB, students and professors work closely together. We coach our students to become open-minded world citizens, with a strong commitment towards sustainable humanistic societal values. Our graduates are well prepared for professional careers in an increasingly multilingual and international environment. An independent research attitude, as well as a multidisciplinary, international and intercultural environment, are key features in the VUB’s ambition to be an open, international university platform.