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Security Update – VeCo Classes to resume Wednesday 25th November

Dear Students and Colleagues, In line with the decision of the VUB, Vesalius College classes will resume as of tomorrow (25th November) as scheduled (except specific classes where the instructor has been in touch with you specifically). The metro should run, with some exceptions, again and tram and busses should also be available. The VUB […]

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Dean Koops comments on Polish National TV on Paris attacks

On Sunday, 15 November 2015, Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College and Professor of International Affairs, appeared on the main news item of the evening news of Polish national TV (TVP1) and commented on the implications of the Paris attacks on European security. Professor Koops underlined the need for calm and measured policies and warned […]

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VeCo Prof. Stroobants comments on Euronews on Terrorism

On Monday 23rd November 2015, Serge Stroobants, Vesalius College Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, was interviewed by EURONEWS and asked to comment on the threat posed by terrorism, ISIS as well on suggestions on how to tackle Europe’s security situation. Prof. Stroobants, who also represents the Institute for Economics and Peace (which publishes the Annual […]

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Security Update: Vesalius College remains shut and classes suspended

Dear Students and Colleagues, In line with the government’s security advice and in close coordination with the VUB, College management has decided to keep today’s measures in place for tomorrow (24 November 2015). Hence, all of tomorrow’s classes will be cancelled and the College will be closed for all events and activities. Since the metro will […]

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VeCo closes on November 23 (Mon)

Dear Students, Dear Colleagues, The government’s security council has concluded that the threat level will remain at the highest level (Level 4), meaning that the formation of large crowds should be avoided. This also means concentration of students should be prevented. In this light, and in close coordination with the VUB (you should also have […]

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Update on Security Situation in Brussels and VUB Measures (21/11/2015)

Dear students and partners, As you might have already heard, the Belgian authorities have raised the security threat alert level from Level 3 to Level 4, which is the highest alert level on the security scale. The Dean and Associate Dean for General Affairs are in close contact with the VUB management to coordinate all […]


Dean Koops talks about Belgium and terrorism on Huffington Post

Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was invited to join a discussion panel on ‘How Belgium Became A Breeding Ground For Terror’ on HussPost Live at Huffington Post to share his insight and expertise in European, Foreign and Security Policy. Please CLICK HERE to watch the discussion. Other guest speakers are Kristof Clerix, Investigative Journalist, MO*; Ryan […]


Prof. Dr. Carta and Prof. Dr. Kobzar speak at the ULB/Cambridge workshop

On November 11, Prof. Dr. Caterina Carta and Prof. Dr. Svitlana Kobzar presented at the workshop co-organised by the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Cambridge. Dr. Carta chaired the panel titled ‘The EU’s Multi-tired Foreign Policy in its Near and Far Abroad’ and moderated the discussion. Dr. Kobzar presented on this panel focusing on the European […]

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Prof. Dr. Kobzar speaks at ‘Global Trends 2030,’ hosted by the European Commision and European Parliament

Prof. Dr. Svitlana Kobzar, Head of International Affairs Department, presented at Global Trends 2030. This 2-day conference was a part of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), an inter-institutional EU project, and took place at the European Commision and European Parliament. Dr. Kobzar spoke on the panel titled ‘Future Society: The World in 2030,’ which was […]

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Documentary film: ‘Italian Immigration to Belgium, 1945 – 2015′

On Thursday 12 November, Vesalius College warmly welcomed Ms. Marta Scocco (Ms. in Communication from the University of Macerata, Italy) to screen her documentary ‘Italian Immigration to Belgium, 1945 – 2015.’ The documentary gave an overview both of the first wave of immigration after the Second World War, when the Belgian government recruited on a […]

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