On Monday 31 March, VUB signed several collaboration agreements with prestigious Chinese universities and organisations during an official ceremony on the Etterbeek campus. The agreements will lead to jointly organised study programmes and the creation of a mutual laboratory in ‘audio visual signal processing’. The event was also the starting point for BACES: the Brussels Academy for China-European Studies, which is a new academic platform in Brussels. Delegations from Renmin University of China, Sichuan University, Fudan University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Huawei Technologies were present for the event on our VUB campus.
On Friday, 7 March 2014, one day before the International Woman’s Day, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) presented its approach for achieving gender equality across its activities. The so-called Gender Action Plan (GAP) combines objectives at faculty level with measures designed to ensure a sustainable culture change.
Having more women among the academic corps and one-third of directors and of selection and promotion committees of the opposite sex, are just two of the key goals of the VUB Gender Action Plan.