Vrije Universiteit Brussel

university in Brussels, Belgium

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (English: Free University of Brussels; abbreviated VUB) is a Dutch-speaking university in Brussels, Belgium. The university was founded in 1970 as a split from the Free University of Brussels, which was founded in 1834 by the lawyer and liberal politician Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen. It has about 19,000 students. The motto of the university is Scientia vincere tenebras, which in Latin means "conquering darkness by science".



The university has four campuses:

  • Brussels Humanities, Science and Engineering Campus (in Elsene)
  • Brussels Health Campus (in Jette)
  • Brussels Technology Campus (in Anderlecht)
  • Brussels Photonics Campus (in Gooik)



The university has eight faculties:

  • Languages and Humanities
  • Social Sciences and Solvay Business School
  • Engineering
  • Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Sciences and Biomedical Sciences
  • Law and Criminology
  • Physical Education and Physiotherapy

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