Université Libre de Bruxelles

The first framework agreement with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) was signed in 1991. UNIL's collaborative relationships in research with ULB, which have always been intense, and the high level of student mobility between the two institutions naturally led to the signing of a privileged partnership agreement in 2016. Regular meetings are planned to identify and develop new areas for collaboration (funds for the promotion of research projects, doctoral study days, collaboration between departments, etc.).

Call for joint projects

The privileged partnership between ULB and UNIL means that both institutions are committed to encouraging, strengthening and supporting cooperation in research and teaching as a priority.

As a result, they have created a joint annual fund to finance new bilateral projects. This provides seed funding for cooperative projects submitted jointly by teams from ULB and UNIL. Two calls for projects were launched in 2017 and 2018.

2019 Call for Projects

For the year 2019, the objective is to support with up to € 10'000 projects that aim at setting up and running a joint teaching project, either with a component on student mobility (BA, MA or PhD), or focused on the development and sharing of teaching materials. Projects may take the following form (non-exhaustive list): 

  • joint field camp
  • joint seminar
  • joint teaching with possible support of the competent services for teaching innovations in each university (CSE at UNIL, PRAC-TICE unit at ULB), exchange of points of view, sharing of resources between the two courses, etc. 
  • joint study week 
  • joint course.

Fore more details please consult the Call for projects. Projects must be submitted by 21 October 2019 through the online form. Representatives named by both universities will jointly select the projects. All candidates will be informed of the outcome at the latest in the week of 6 January 2020.

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