About the jubilee year

In 2019, Vrije Universiteit Brussel will celebrate 50 years of independence as a Dutch speaking university in Brussels. 50 years, that is fairly 'young' for a university. You probably can call us a modern university. One with an old soul, though. After all, the roots of our university project lie in the foundation of the French speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 185 years ago.

Today, sister universities VUB and ULB work very closely together in education and research. Together they strive for a greater connection between their universities and their hometown Brussels, a true cosmopolitan metropolis. They are joining forces to make the coming academic year one memorable feast with Brussels as a beautiful backdrop. After all, VUB and ULB are universities in, with and for he global city of Brussels!

Celebrate with us

VUB and ULB will celebrate their birthdays a whole year long. Save the dates and celebrate along with us! Every week, we add new events. So keep visiting this page regularly for an update.

Share your memories

Throughout the year we look back on the foundation and the evolution of our Alma Mater. To do this, we collect great stories, funny anecdotes, fun facts and great movies and photos. Student, alumni, professor, administrative staff, researcher: share your story with us and with the entire VUB community.

Dive into your attic, dust your photo books, screen your floppy disks, share your memories with VUB and the rest of the world and make VUB's 50th birthday one to never forget!