Université libre de Bruxelles

The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is a French-speaking university in Brussels, Belgium. It has 21,000 students, 29% of whom come from abroad, and an equally cosmopolitan staff. There are two universities called the Free University of Brussels, the French-speaking ULB, and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), so the English name is ambiguous and not commonly used. Some facilities shared by both universities use the name "Brussels Free Universities", abbreviated BFU (e.g. the Brussels Free Universities Computing Center, BFUCC ). The history of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is closely linked with that of Belgium itself. When the nine provinces that broke away from the Kingdom of the Netherlands formed the Belgian State in 1830, there were three state universities in the country: Ghent, Liege and Leuven. Even though Brussels had been promoted to the rank of capital, it still had no university. For this reason, in 1831 a group of leading Brussels Masonic figures in the fields of the arts, science and education set themselves the objective of creating a university for the city.

Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50, City of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Website
http://www.ulb.ac.be/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universit%C3%A9_libre_de_Bruxelles

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New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

Scientists from the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB, together with colleagues at the University of Exeter (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland) and Kyoto University (Japan), have identified ...

Neuroscience

Learning while sleeping? Our learning capabilities are limited

Led by Philippe Peigneux, a group of researchers found that learning capabilities are limited during slow wave sleep. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG), they showed that while the brain is still able to perceive sounds during ...

Medical research

The stem cell dynamics of wound healing

Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time the changes in the stem cell dynamics that contribute to wound healing.

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