Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University Brussels

Short Description

 The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a dynamic and modern university with two campuses in the Brussels Capital Region: the main campus in Etterbeek is home to seven faculties. In Jette you can find the medical campus and the University Hospital.
High quality education and research are central issues. Our research teams are internationally recognised in many disciplines of fundamental and applied research.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch-speaking employer in the Brussels Region. Centrally situated in the capital of Europe, our university takes up its role as an ambassador for Flanders and Brussels, in a spirit of active pluralism and open mindness.
We offer a quality education to more than 9000 students. Add to that the almost 4500 students of our partner, the Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels; the 400 students at the English-speaking Vesalius College; the 5000 students at the Centre for Adult Education that shares our campus, and the more than 150 research teams working on both our campuses, and you get one of the biggest centres of knowledge in the capital of Europe.

Summary Role

 The Vrije Universiteit Brussel can provide expertise in marine research and education based on the 2-year master programme in “Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” (Oceans & Lakes). Oceans & Lakes is an inter-university programme organized by the Faculty of Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Antwerpen, and Universiteit Gent. The students are provided with a strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepared for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development.