ULB is in charge of coordinating the ITN networks:


The goal of the C-CASCADES project is to gain a better understanding of the role of the continent-ocean interface within the carbon cycle and in regulating the Earth's climate.

In the context of this project, 15 PhD students from around the world will be developing theses on the transport, transformation and future of carbon in the Earth's water system, made up of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, coastal waters and the open sea. One particular focus will be to quantify exchanges of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as CO2 and CH4 with the atmosphere and their impact on climate.C-CASCADES is being coordinated by the ULB - in the hands of Pierre Regnier from the Faculty of Science's Biogeochemistry and Earth System Modelling Department - and involves 15 scientists from research institutions and the private sector in 8 countries.



GEM-STONES is an acronym for "Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks and European Strategies". GEM-STONES’s overall objective is to assess how the European Union contributes towards the purposeful management of regime complexes in response to the increased number of institutions, and an ever-greater sophistication of the international system. To this effect, GEM-STONES will investigate the EU's capacity to: (1) project its political choices through international institutions; (2) ensure public policy consistency via existing institutional networks; (3) collaborate in a targeted manner with other regional institutions; and (4) frame rational behaviours within international institutions.

This European Joint Doctorate Program is coordinated by the ULB's Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE-ULB). The 14-partner consortium will employ 15 PhD students.


ULB takes part in networks


ULB takes part in ITN - Initial Training Networks for young researchers BtRain, Clean-Gas, Ignite, INTERACT, Mixitin, Protechtion.


ULB takes part in RISE "Research and Innovation Staff Exchange" network. RISE aims to promote international and inter-sectoral collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges. Currently, ULB is taking part to the projects EU4HIVCure and Connect.