PhD thesis - Université libre de Bruxelles
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An international university in the heart of Europe

Nestled in the heart of Europe, the Université libre de Bruxelles has three campuses in Brussels itself – home to Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and technology, and the Health Cluster – and one found some fifty kilometers south of Brussels, at the Biopark Charleroi.

Bustling with activity and undeniably multilingual, Brussels offers both the advantages of a culturally rich capital and the comforts of a friendly, accessible, city. Accommodation is reasonably priced compared to Paris or London, and the city boasts an extensive public transport network, whether you wish to travel by bus, train (HST) or plane (Brussels National Airport and Brussels South-Charleroi).

Decidedly multicultural and international, the ULB takes pride in the fact that 43% of its doctoral candidates come from abroad and that a considerable number of its postdoctoral scholars are from foreign universities. The ULB’s research teams collaborate closely with a large number of foreign researchers, particularly those from its prestigious international partners.

ULB’s research centers work in French and English, or in English alone, and our doctoral students may choose to write their theses in English. The ULB encourages joint supervision of PhD theses with international universities.

The ULB’s International Welcome Desk helps international students and researchers to plan their stay in Belgium, and the ULB also offers language courses for those who want to learn or improve their French.