VeCo Co-organises Senior Expert Round-table on Ukrainian Presidential Election

On Tuesday, 13 May 2014, Vesalius College co-organised a senior expert round-table on ‘Ukrainian presidential election: economic challenges, opportunities and European integration’ with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Global Governance Institute (GGI). Speakers included Oleh Havrylyshyn (Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto and former IMF Deputy Director, EUR II Department, responsible for post-Soviet countries), Philippe Cuisson […]

Vesalius College Meets USA at Belgian Embassy in DC

On 6 May 2014, VeCo alumni Robin Weis (International Affairs, Class of 2011) and Alexandra Soininen (Communications, Class of 2009), together with VeCo’s Direct of Student Recruitment Willemijn Nieuwenhuys, met with a group of motivated students and their parents at the Belgian Embassy in Washington DC. The audience learned first-hand about studying in Brussels, the […]

Patrick Vittet-Philippe (European Commission) Gives Guest Lecture in Public Diplomacy Capstone Class

On Monday 5 May 2014, Patrick Vittet-Philippe (Head of Japan and Russia Desks, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission) gave a guest lecture on Science Diplomacy in Professor Terzis’ Public Diplomacy Capstone class (CMM 392). In his presentation, Mr. Vittet-Philippe described the various ways in which science and diplomacy have historically interacted. He stressed […]

General Nikkila Speaks on “EU-UN Cooperation in the field of Military Crises Response”

On 19 March, in the context of her course on “The Politics and Government of Global Powers” (POL 241 G), Professor Isabelle Balot invited Major-General Markku Nikkila to give a lecture on “EU-UN Cooperation in the field of Military Crisis Response”. General Nikkila provided an interesting overview of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy […]

Tony Long (WWF) Gives Guest Lecture in Prof. Terzis’ Political Communication Class

On Friday, 14 February, Tony Long (Director, WWF European Policy Office) gave a guest lecture in Professor Georgios Terzis’ Political Communication class (CMM 251). In his lecture, Mr Long spoke about lobbying strategies of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as WWF in Brussels.

25th Anniversary Events

From 3-4 May 2013, Vesalius College celebrated its 25th anniversary with 25 hours of events. These included: The 25h Charity Run, which supported the World Food Programme and local charities the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium, Serve the City Brussels and the Giraffe Project. A Film Festival organised by the Communications department, which featured VeCo-produced films […]

UN-EU Cooperation in Peacebuilding

On 25 March 2013, Vesalius College, in cooperation with the Global Governance Institute (GGI) and the Institute for European Studies (IES), held a high-level conference and workshop, entitled “United Nations – EU Cooperation in Peacebuilding”. The event, which was held within the context of Vesalius College’s 25th anniversary, focused on the current state of – […]

Vesalius College to Host UN – EU Cooperation in Peacebuilding: Press release

Brussels, March 2013: On 25 March 2013, Vesalius College, in cooperation with the Global Governance Institute (GGI) and the Institute for European Studies (IES), will hold a high-level conference and workshop, entitled “United Nations – EU Cooperation in Peacebuilding”. Vesalius College is hosting this major one-day event in the context of its 25th-anniversary celebration. It will focus on […]

Business Executive Seminars

Vesalius College will organise a series of Business Executive Seminars. The Business Executive Seminars are open to VeCo students as well as interested external parties. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register by sending an email to giulia.tercovich@vub.ac.be. VENUE: Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5 (room VeCo 1) TIME: 18.00 – 20.00

Vesalius College Ready to Celebrate 25 years of Academic Excellence: Press release

Brussels, September 2012: On 15 September 2012, Vesalius College will officially inaugurate its 25th anniversary year by celebrating the Dies Natalis. In 1987, Vesalius College (VeCo) opened its doors as an exciting new English-speaking undergraduate institution, run by a Dutch-speaking university,the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), with Boston University (BU) as a founding partner. VeCo quickly established its academic and […]