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Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, inspires students during visit to Vesalius College

Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, visited Vesalius College and shared his experience as a human rights activist. Mr. Satyarthi spoke about his path to becoming an activist, and how he gave up his career as a professor to focus on activism.  He went on to explain how unexpected it was to win […]

European Online Course for students and refugees launched

    Vesalius College –in cooperation with the educational NGO ‘Sharing Perspectives Foundation’, nine European Universities and two European refugee organizations- launches an intensive European online course on “European Refuge(es): Critical Dialogue on the ‘crisis’ by refugees and non-refugees”, funded by the European Commission. During ten weeks 300 participants from refugee and non-refugee background across 15 European […]

Dean Koops interviewed by BBC World Service on UN Peacekeeping

Professor Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was interviewed today by the BBC World Service on the issue of the effectiveness United Nations Peacekeeping. Appearing on the “Newsday” Morning Programme, Dean Koops was asked about his opinion on a recent internal report on UN Peacekeeping that called for a more robust and better equipped approach […]

European Online Course for students and refugees launched

Vesalius College, in cooperation with the educational NGO Sharing Perspectives Foundation, launches an intensive online course on “European Refuge(es): Critical Dialogue on the ‘crisis’ by refugees and non-refugees,” funded by the European Commission. The Sharing Perspectives Foundation is composed of nine European Universities and two European refugee organizations. During the ten-week course 300 participants spread […]

Katarína Mathernová (EU) and Jeffrey Franks (IMF) join VeCo’s Teaching Faculty!

Vesalius College is excited to announce the appointment of two outstanding policy-makers of international organisations as new Adjunct Professors in the Departments of Business Studies and International Affairs. Dr. Katarína Mathernová (European Commission) and Dr. Jeffrey Franks (International Monetary Fund) bring their wealth of experience, practical insights, and academic rigour to the College’s undergraduate teaching […]

Communication Studies Honours Project 2018: “Journalism for Development: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize”

This year’s Communication Studies Honours Project is organised in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General  International Cooperation and Development. Students who participate in this project will be assisting Professor Terzis who has been awarded by the European Commission the coordination of the preselection of the winners of the Laurenzo Natali Media Prize. Through this […]

Vesalius College hosts the Brussels launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2017

On 16 November, Vesalius College in cooperation with the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, the Global Governance Institute, and the Atlantic Treaty Association launched the Global Terrorism Index 2017 in Brussels. Speakers Mrs. Daniela Irrera (Associate Professor, University of Catania), Mrs. Ramona Manescu (MEP, EPP), and Mr. Daniel Hyslop (Research […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’

On 30 November, Vesalius College welcomed Mr. Pieter Van Ostaeyen, a leading expert in the field of terrorism studies. Mr. Van Ostaeyen gave the final EPSS Lecture of the year on ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters.’ Mr. Van Ostaeyen spoke about the use of social media by Belgian jihadist groups. The event brought together […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘Human Rights in Inhumane Times’

On 23 November, Vesalius College hosted guest speaker Mr. Luc Dockendorf, Desk officer for Human Rights and International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, for the third installment of the EPSS Lecture Series. The lecture began on a heavy note as Mr. Dockendorf reflected on his time in Brussels during the 2016 […]

Prof. Terzis wins Horizon 2020 Project Funding

2018 is off to an impressive start for Vesalius College!  Communications Professor Georgios Terzis’ proposal for Horizon 2020, RePAST (Revisiting the Past, Anticipating the Future), has been granted € 2.5 million in funding over the next 3 years.  Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme, emphasising excellence in science, industrial leadership, and tackling […]