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Our mission

What we promise

For more than 180 years VUB has helped build a better society as an innovative, free inquiring and critical thinking university. We are linked to the world from within our international capital Brussels. A never-ending quest for knowledge, insights and enlightenment form the golden thread in all we do in education, research and social commitment.

At the same time we continue to advance our very personal and democratic approach that enables all the members of the VUB-community to grow, so they can successfully take up their roles in the world of today and tomorrow.

Shared values

What drives us

All members of the VUB community endorse our value spectrum.

  • We place humanity central
  • A democratic attitude guides our (co)operation
  • Respect for and trust in each other characterises our community
  • Curiosity drives us in learning, researching, innovating and working
  • We strive to obtain the highest possible quality in everything we do
  • Multidisciplinarity and cooperation are our starting points
  • We stimulate entrepreneurship and cooperation within and outside the university
  • We see diversity as an asset
  • We strive for sustainability in all its facets
  • Societal relevance drives us in all our choices