Welcome to the website of the University Foundation

  • Auditorium or banquet room in different sizes
  • The complete progam of our club activities
  • Discover our Twinning Partners around the world

The University Foundation is the meeting place

  • for all academics in Belgium,
  • for academics and members of civil society,
  • for academics in Belgium, foreign academics and members of international organizations.

The various initiatives of the University Foundation are described on this website. For some parts of the website that are not relevant for international visitors there is no English version.


We are gradually opening the University Foundation and in particular the restaurant. We alread opened on Thursday June 18, respecting all safety measures but nevertheless creating a friendly atmosphere. We will be open also on Thursday June 25, Thursday July 2, Thursday July 9 and Tuesday July 14.  If you are interested, please book on: restaurant@universityfoundation.be

For 35 € p.p. we offer you a first dish, a main dish, a dessert and one glass of wine.

On Thursday July 2 
- Serrano ham with a mozzarella and tomato salad
- Waterzooi of fish
- Strawberry melba ice cream

The Club is open for a drink or a coffee before or after lunch.
Please pay electronically. Read more

We open gradually!
The University Foundation has been largely closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Foundation has remained open for the guest institutions.
We wait until the end of August to open the restaurant.
From June 8, 2020, on, activities can be organized again. If you want to organize an activity, meeting, lunch or dinner, in our premises, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will try to help you as much as possible with respect for the imposed restrictions, which are constantly evolving.
Regarding the activities for the members, the trip to the Crete Senesi in Tuscany will take place from July 26 to August 2 with an adapted formula. If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible.
Other activities will be started gradually. Keep an eye on this website, all news items appear here.


The University Foundation regularly organizes academic activities and cultural activities for its members and other interested parties: lunch debates, evening lectures, visits to art exhibitions, music performances in Bozar, opera in La Monnaie... Most of these activities are organized in French and Dutch, sometimes, but rarely, only in French or only in Dutch. Therefore they are not explicitly mentioned on the English version of the website. The interested reader is refererred to the French and the Dutch versions of the website for further information.


On Friday March 20, 2020, from 5 to 7 pm Re-Bel organizes a debate at the University Foundation, entitled "Is a federal electoral constituency a solution for Belgium?"

Cancelled due to the corona-crisis.Read more

The topic disussed in the Ethical Forum 2019 was the question whether universities should be involved in reserach with military purposes, with the provocative title

Academics as soldiers ?

The Ethical Forum 2019 was organized on December 5, 2019, form 2 to 6 pm at the University Foundation. For a description of the topic and the programme, you are referred to the website of EF 2019.
The available presentations and a number of related documents can be found in the downloads section.


To stimulate publication of scientific papers in international journals, of which the language is mostly English, the Commission for Subsidies and Publications of the University Foundation has decided to open the possibility of financial support for linguistic editing of the manuscipt. 


In an official ceremony at the University Foundation on December 13, 2018,  the biannual Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to dr. Joost HUYSMANS, fot his doctoral thesis Legitieme verdediging”, Intersentia, Antwerp, 2017, 958 p. He obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven.