Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies (VUB-ULB) presents its 2023 Fellows

Wednesday 8 March - 17.30-20.30 - King Baudouin Room, Royal Academy of Sciences, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

Dear journalist

The Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies (BrIAS), a joint initiative by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université libre de Bruxelles, presents its 2023 Fellows during a welcome ceremony at the Royal Academy of Sciences on 8 March. This is also the first event where the new institute will be officially introduced.

On the programme

Short presentations of the research of two 2023 Fellows: Mennat-Allah El Dorry (Ain Shams University, Egypt) and Philippe Hinsinger (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, France)

You are warmly invited to this ceremony. If you wish to attend, please contact:

VUB: Nathalie Vlaemynck - 0479 87 23 26 - [email protected]

ULB: Mathieu Leonard - 0473 97 22 56 - [email protected]

About BrIAS and its Fellowship programme

The Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies (BrIAS) was established in 2018 by VUB and ULB. The institute supports interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research by focusing on human and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, art and culture.

It brings together top researchers from all over the world, who for several months address contemporary societal challenges related to sustainable development. The resulting insights will be shared through workshops for professionals, lectures for academics and forums for the wider public. Thanks to their contribution, Fellows help to advance research, academic teaching and society.

In return, BrIAS offers its fellows living and working spaces that allow them to meet, participate in seminars and workshops, and establish links with the broader academic community at ULB and VUB. The institute is run in co-directorship by the two universities.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. By providing excellent research and education on a human scale, VUB wants to make an active and committed contribution to a better society.

The World Needs You

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel assumes its scientific and social responsibility with love and decisiveness. That’s why VUB launched the platform De Wereld Heeft Je Nodig - The World Needs You, which brings together ideas, actions and projects based on six Ps. The first P stands for People , because that’s what it’s all about: giving people equal opportunities, prosperity, welfare, respect. Peace is about fighting injustice, big and small, in the world. Prosperity combats poverty and inequality. Planet stands for actions on biodiversity, climate, air quality, animal rights... With Partnership , VUB is looking for joint actions to make the world a better place. The sixth and last P is for Poincaré , the French philosopher Henri Poincaré, from whom VUB derives its motto that thinking should submit to nothing except the facts themselves. VUB is an -urban engaged university-, strongly anchored in Brussels and Europe and working according to the principles of free research.

www.vub.be/dewereldhe­eftjenodig