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IA Professor briefed European Parliament

On 28 November 2012, IA Professor Joachim Koops was invited by the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the European Parliament to brief MEPs on the lessons learned and state of play of the European Union’s ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in the field of Security Sector Reform. In his presentation, Joachim Koops stressed that the comprehensive approach […]

VeCo Student at Doha Climate Conference

Students from Vesalius College, Erasmushogeschool and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will attend the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. They will discover first-hand how climate negotiations work, and which hurdles have to be overcome to reach a climate agreement. They will join the YOUNGO-network, a […]

Former NATO Secretary General Guest Lectures in History Course

Former NATO Secretary General and Belgian Minister of State Willy Claes gave an interesting guest lecture in Professor Jimmy Koppen’s class Evolution of the International Systems: 1914-1989 class entitled “The End of the Cold War and the Great Challenges of the 1990s” on 5 December 2012. During this lecture, Mr. Claes shared many insights in […]

Professor Michel Huysseune Interviewed by Italian Newspaper

Vesalius professor Michel Huysseune talks about the Belgian local elections, held on 14 October 2012, in this article in the Italian newspaper Pubblico Giornale.    

VeCo Professor co-authors Paper on Technology Entrepreneurship

Dr. Ilse Scheerlinck wrote a paper, co-authored with VUB-colleagues Thomas Crispeels and Marc Goldchstein, and entitled “Does technology entrepreneurship pay off? The impact on students’ entrepreneurial attitudes”. The paper was presented on September 4th by one of the co-authors at the 11th International Entrepreneurship Conference (organized by the University of  Essex, UK) at Kuala Lumpur, […]

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 […]

Vesalius College Brussels Launches Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund: Press release

Brussels, February 2013: Vesalius College is excited to announce the launch of the Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund. This fund will award scholarships to students who have outstanding academic records in secondary school and whose extra-curricular achievements show evidence of leadership in today’s global society. Other factors include letters of recommendation from their secondary school and (in certain cases) standardised […]

The Andrée Bingen Senior Scholarship Award for Fall 2012

Vesalius College is pleased to announce the Andrée Bingen Senior Scholarship Award for Fall 2012. The scholarship is awarded to one student, each semester, and is for €900. To be eligible, you must be a 3rd year student with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8, preference will be given to students in financial difficulty. […]

The Franz Bingen Honours Essay Prize for Spring 2013

Vesalius College is pleased to announce the Franz Bingen Honours Essay Prize, effective Spring 2013. The prize is awarded to one student each academic year, for the best Honours Essay (at least A-) and is for €250. The winner will be decided by a jury composed of Dean, Associate Dean and Heads of Department.  

Prof. Koops and Prof. Terzis lead project on EU-Gulf Relations

Professor Joachim Koops (Assistant Professor of Political Science & Head of International Affairs Department) and Professor Georgios Terzis (Associate Professor of Communications) have received a major grant from the European Commission for a two-year project on “Deepening European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council Relations”. The project includes a major seminar on Global Governance in Qatar in Spring […]