VUB and ULB have joined forces to develop an inter-university, trans-faculty and transdisciplinary centre for research into one or more themes relating to sustainable development, such as responsible management of natural resources, urban development, social cohesion or citizen participation.
The first Institute for Advanced Study in Brussels
Institutes of Advanced Study (IASs) host high-level foreign researchers for a period of up to one year. By relieving these researchers of their normal duties for a while and thus enabling them to share their expertise and advance the state of knowledge in their field, IASs are tools for enhancing the international character, appeal and renown of the universities and cities that host them.
The Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies (BIAS), developed by ULB and VUB, will focus its academic strategy around the environmental, social, economic and urban issues of sustainable development.
This component of Usquare is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).