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Brussels best city for students in Belgium

Brussels takes place 48 in the ranking of university cities by the QS higher education group. Our capital has a strong score in terms of student mix and is in the top fifty of attractiveness. Read the…

VUB front runner in AI research

For 35 years, VUB's AI Lab has taken a leading position in the research on how Artificial Intelligence can play a role in our lives in the future. Professor Ann Nowé is head of the research group and talks…

Call imec.istart 2018

The imec.istart acceleration program just launched its new call for tech start-ups with application deadline 1 June 2018. Use the check list to see if your company meets the necessary criteria. More details…

Skin-derived hepatic cells to predict drug safety and to combat liver diseases

Live from Knowledge for GrowthRuani Fernando and Karolien Buyl from research group IVTD present their innovative technology based on human-skin derived hepatic cells, to tackle liver diseases. During the…

imec.xpand increases capital to 97 million euros

Philips is the new investor on board of imec's investment fund, that uses its expertise to help technology companies grow internationally. Read the article in De Tijd here.

B-PHOT developed miniature spectrometers for real-time accurate cancer diagnosis

Biopsy needles with integrated photonics for image-guided tissue sensing, offer real-time and more accurate diagnosis that can significantly improve the treatment. Discover how VUB B-PHOT’s expertise…

Flemish universities suspend all new academic cooperation with Iran

The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) expresses serious concern about the fate of the Iranian scientist Dr Ahmadreza Djalali who has been sentenced to death in Iran. Therefore all 5 Flemish universities…

Innoviris Prize for Best Thesis in Circular Economy

The Brussels Capital Region has launched the Prize for Best Thesis in Circular Economy to honor the best research of students from Brussels institutions. Applications are open until 15 September 2018.

Will robots take over the world?

VUB robotics expert Bram Vanderborght says robots are the perfect supplement for humans. They can assist us and improve our lives. Check out the interview on Canvas and VUB Today.

Vote for the Eos Pipet 2018

Eos Wetenschap and Jonge Academie annually hand out the Eos Pipet to a young scientist who made an essential contribution to scientific research through his research. This year five VUB researchers have…