Renewal of student mobility agreement with the Free University of Brussels

The Externado renewed, for five years, the cooperation and student mobility agreements signed in October 2014 with the Free University of Brussels.

This renewal will allow joint research, teaching, and extension programs; continue undergraduate and graduate student mobility activities, and develop teaching staff and research exchanges between the two institutions. The Free University of Brussels (ULB), founded in 1834, is one of the most important Belgian institutions in the world. Its academics have won an array of awards, including four Nobel Prizes, 24 Francqui Prizes, a prestigious Belgium Academic Science Award, and a Fields Medal. In 1880, it was the first university in Belgium to admit women students.

This year, the ULB conferred the Socrates Award to the Semiology teaching unit, coordinated by Marc Leeman, and the School of Law legal clinics. Since 2005, the Socrates Awards have been bestowed each year by the rector and ULB students to faculty members who are particularly distinguished for the quality of their teaching, creativity, and commitment to education.