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.

According to the decision of the Government on COVID 19, we are forced to close the restaurant of the University Foundation from October 19 until reopening is admitted. We are very sorry about this. 

As to the hotel and the meeting rooms, please contact us. We will keep you informed as soon as there is more news about the regulations.

Stay healthy and hope to see you soon again.

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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.Read more

It was our intention to hold this year a discussion in the annual Ethical Forum on exams in higher education, with the challenging title:
Fair exams in a mass university: can technology get us out of trouble?
For a detailed description of the subject and the planned program, please refer to the EF 2020 website.
Unfortunately, in the present situation we are forced to postpone this activity to 2021.
However, on Thursday December 3, 2020 from 1 to 2.30 pm, we will organize a new type of activity, the "Lunchtime Ethical Forum", a shorter discussion on an ethical-social subject.
The topic of this first edition is "The pandemic-driven digital university: temporary nightmare or seed for better higher education?".
Due to the circumstances, this activity will be organized completely online.
More information and registration: click here.

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The next activity of Re-Bel is also organized as a "webinar". TIt will take place on Thursday November 12, 2020 from 12 to 1.30 pm. It is devoted to the question whether (and, if so, how) our federal institutions should be modified in order to better address the challenges of health in the 21st century. Details of the programme and the registration procedure are published on the Re-Bel website.Read more


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 the possibility of giving financial support for linguistic editing of the manuscipt. Read more


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, for his doctoral thesis “Legitieme verdediging”, Intersentia, Antwerp, 2017, 958 p. He obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven.Read more