1978: The Art of Campaigning and Cracking

Three rectors want to increase fees by several hundred euros by 2023. Students respond lukewarmly or not at all. To make the comparison, in 1978, the registration fee was doubled from 5,000 Belgian francs (converted to 123.95 euros then, with inflation now 311 euros) to 10,000 francs. Students across the country then organised continuous protests. Actions ranged from playful trial parties to violent riots. In the VRT series '1985', they took place in, yes, 1985. Together with VUB alumnus Walter Vermander, we look back on these eventful years.
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