University cooperation for development


Cooperative activities are a full part of ULB’s internationalisation. In recent years they have represented one of the academic authorities’ priorities.

In practical terms

In cooperation for development, the International Relations Department:

  • Offers professional assistance in putting together projects

  • Provides ULB’s participation in the activities of University Development Committee CCD

  • Offers different types of finance and in particular grants for doctoral students from the South

  • Organises each year a “Cooperation Day

  • Is responsible for the reception of students on grants from the South

  • Manages a “cooperation chair” to welcome for a period of one month someone from a university in the South

Our work seeks in particular to strengthen the human, scientific and management resources of partner universities in the South. This is always directly with academic university partners, without any direct contact with the political regimes in those countries in which we work.

ULB’s long tradition of cooperation in development is also excellently illustrated by its main NGO, ULB Coopération , which works in the medical field in Africa.