Participation in regional action plan motivates university in ambition to replace, reduce and refine animal testing. As a humanist university, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) believes that science and empathy go hand in hand. In research that involves animals, respect and welfare are paramount.
Preeclampsia is a severe complication of pregnancy, affecting 1 in 40 pregnant women. Identifying high-risk patients is often difficult and complex because the exact cause of preeclampsia is still unknown.
Hydropower, traditionally one of Africa's most important sources of electricity, is expected to rapidly lose out in importance in favour of solar power in the coming years. The attractiveness of new hydropower stations is declining, due to increasing economic competition from solar panels and ongoing uncertainty over the effects of climate change on river flows. The majority of planned news dams in Africa should therefore probably never be built, according to a new study published in Science in which VUB professors Sebastian Sterl and Wim Thiery took part.
Visiting professor / tutor EU security and external relations Universiteit Antwerpen
Doctoral scholarship to perform research on (area-specific) social impact of the use of geological resources Universiteit Antwerpen
Doctoral scholarship holder sleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease Universiteit Antwerpen
Tenured academic staff (professor) macroeconomics Universiteit Antwerpen
Tenured academic staff (professor) economics Universiteit Antwerpen
Postdoctoral scholarship holder electrochemical engineering Universiteit Antwerpen
Doctoral scholarship holder flow batteries Universiteit Antwerpen
Doctoral scholarship holder electrochemistry, with a focus on reactor design, up-scaling and industrialisation Universiteit Antwerpen
VUB opens up international exchange to more students in 10 countries
This was the academic opening 2023-2024
VUB expands support for students in psychological difficulty
Ghent University further expands South Korean hub with branch of Marine@UGent
Human tissue waste a possible solution for cruelty-free research into male infertility
Three-quarters of new VUB students take part in welcome week
Four ERC Starting Grants for KU Leuven researchers
ERC Starting Grants for five Ghent researchers
Ghent University remains first Belgian university in Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)