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  • VUB B-PHOTB-PHOT highlights the impact of its photonics research and innovation on food and food safety at Milano’s world fair 2015. The fair opened on May 1st and explores the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life"

  • VUB Eredoctoraten 2015At the end of May, the Free University Brussels (VUB) will award its 2015 honorary doctorates to prominent scientists and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society. For example, the Surinamese politician Marie Levens, the Kenyan Fransisca Anyango and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will receive an honorary doctorate for their commitment to giving as many children as possible access to good quality education. In fact, Julia Gillard already received her honorary doctorate in February.

    A joint honorary doctorate will be awarded to Lucie Van Crombrugge and, posthumously, to the gynaecologist Willy Peers who died in 1984, for their efforts in the fight for the right to abortion. And finally, honorary doctorates will be awarded to the Italian gene and cell therapy pioneer, Luigi Naldini, and the renowned British historian, Peter Burke.

    The awards will be presented at 10.30 a.m. on 29 May in Auditorium Q of the Etterbeek campus.

  • Other Flemish universities have raised their enrolment fees for students that come from non-EER countries. VUB, on the contrary, does not follow in that track and so does not change these enrolment fees. The fees in question at VUB stay fixed at 1,450 euros + 25 euros per ECTS credit.


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