Research and Libraries
Students at Vesalius have access to extensive resources for research at 3 major libraries, the
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and The Royal Library, Belgium’s national library. Together, they provide students with access to over five million books. In addition, students have access to a wide variety of online resources including thousands of journals and newspapers, library catalogues and databases.
Computer and Internet access is an essential part of student life. The Vesalius College computer lab features PCs and Apple computers, as well as facilities for students with laptops to connect to the College’s computer network. Students also have access to the extensive computer resources at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, including the free campus-wide wireless network.
Vesalius students have full access to the newly renovated and expanded gym and athletic facilities at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and can choose from over 20 sports. With numerous spacious parks and a forest at its doorstep, Brussels offers students opportunities for biking, running, a scenic stroll or simply relaxing. University facilities include a swimming pool, track and field court, soccer and rugby field, and tennis and squash courts.
|– Aerobics||– Football (soccer)||– Squash|
|– Badminton||– Gymnastics||– Swimming|
|– Basketball||– Rock climbing||– Tennis|
|– Boxing||– Rugby||– Volleyball|
|– Diving||– Running||– Weightlifting|
|– Judo||– Self-defence||– Yoga|
A membership fee and/or usage fee (discounted for students) is required for most of the sports and classes. For more information, contact the VUB Sports Centre or call at +32 (0) 2 629 23 11, or visit in person at Building I on the VUB Campus.
Basic Fit, a state-of-the-art fitness centre on the VUB Campus Etterbeek, gives students the opportunity to stay healthy and in shape. The fitness centre exists of a large fitness hall with cardio and power equipment, a dance hall, spinning hall, relax zone, sauna and modern dressing rooms. Vesalius students can acquire an annual subscription at considerably reduced rates. For more information concerning prices, opening hours and conditions contact: Basic Fit Elsene, Pleinlaan 2, Building L, 1050 Brussel, 1050 Brussels, +32 (0) 2 629 15 55.
Food & Beverages
Every day, ‘Free-flow’, the VUB campus restaurant, serves a wide selection of warm and cold dishes, soups, deserts and drinks – all at student-friendly prices. Students pay a fixed price depending on the chosen dishes (see this week’s menu). Set menus include soup, a main course and a dessert. Free-flow also has a delicious Salad Bar for those not opting for a 3-course meal.
An alternative is to visit the Cafeteria, which serves breakfast, sandwiches and drinks.
Students can also find two trendy snack bars on campus: ‘t Complex at the Sports Centre and Opinio next to building D.