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  • September 2014 the VUB China Network website is officially launched. It constitutes a solid platform to facilitate the collaboration between VUB and Chinese institutions by sharing information and resources.

  • Nobelprijswinnaar Scheikunde Kobilka

    On October 1, 2014, Brian K. Kobilka is visiting the VIB Structural Biology Research Center/VUB. Brian Kobilka is Professor Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Robert Lefkowits. He will be giving a lecture on structural insights into G protein coupled receptor signaling. The American professor received in 1994 also the renowned John J Abel Award in Pharmacology. 

  • oas signingFrom now on, 60 students from North and Latin America, as well as the Caribbean, will pursue their doctorate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) every year. This is clearly stated in the collaboration agreement the Organization of American States (OAS) and VUB signed earlier this month. Doctoral students in domains of Public Health, Educational Sciences and Engineering will take the lead.

  • De Denker in alle staten op VUB-campus EtterbeekBeginning in 2015, all students of the VUB will be able to follow a course about important social issues like sustainability, privacy and big data, and genetic engineering. The course will be called ‘Reflecting on Humanity and Society’ and aims to teach students how to recognise and respect the different views and arguments in current scientific debates. 

  • European EMT LabelThe master course ‘Master of Arts in Translation’ of the VUB faculty of Arts and Philosophy is selected for an 'European Master's in Translation' (EMT) Label. EMT stands for ‘European Master’s in Translaton’ and is only awarded to the best master courses for translators in Europe.

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