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Faculty Law & Criminology

Living together is not easy. Which is why we require legislation. To regulate the relations between multinationals and consumers, for example. Or between European and international institutions. But also to provide an answer to such developments as the growing number of prisoners. Or people’s increased feeling of insecurity. A fascinating subject, don’t you think? In the Faculty of Law & Criminology at the VUB, you will learn more about these and other themes as well as acquire sound legal knowledge, which, in time, will allow you to leave your personal mark on our changing society. Isn’t that an amazing prospect?

Prof. dr. Wilfried Rauws, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminology.

A word of welcome

I wish to welcome you to the International Exchange website of the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. One of the main objectives of our Faculty is to intensify its contacts with other Universities and Law Faculties, and to encourage their students to spend part of their study in Brussels, capital of Belgium and the enlarged European Union.

Since the academic year 2004/2005, students of some Belgian French speaking universities, who master the Dutch language, can participate in the Erasmus Belgica programme of our Faculty. They can follow courses of the regular Dutch course programme (one or two semesters).

Since the academic year 2005/2006, we offer an English law course programme for foreign exchange students (Erasmus programme). This programme takes place in the first semester of the academic year (late September - beginning of February). Foreign exchange students must have a good command of English.

Since the academic year 2007/2008, we offer an English criminology course programme for foreign incoming students (Erasmus programme). Also this programme takes place in the first semester. Students must already have a basic knowledge of criminology, meet some prerequisites and have a good command of English.

Foreign exchange students who master the Dutch language, may follow courses of our regular Bachelor and Master programmes in Dutch (law and criminology).

This website is designed to stimulate interest in our exchange programmes and to inform prospective exchange students. We trust that the information on the following pages will provide a helpful account of the academic activities carried out by the staff of our Faculty.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels

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Events

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Thursday 16 March, 08 U - 23 U

Global Minds 2017 - Calls

Global Minds is launching several calls, aimed at a variety of groups. Below is the list of calls with their matching forms to be filled in and where they need to be submitted or uploaded.   1)   XREI – staff mobility The objective of this call is to stimulate the mobility of ...

Global Minds is launching several calls, aimed at a variety of groups. Below is the list of cal...

Monday 26 June, 09 U - 17 U

2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School: The GDPR is Now

The Brussels Privacy Hub is proud to announce the 2nd European Data Protection Law Summer School, which will take place between 26 - 30 June 2017. Building on the success of the inaugural 2016 session, and under the title ‘The GDPR is Now’, the 2nd European Data Protection Law...

The Brussels Privacy Hub is proud to announce the 2nd European Data Protection Law Summer Schoo...

Wednesday 28 June, 14 U - 17 U

Faculteit ES - Thesis Café 2016-2017

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Monday 3 July, 09 U - 16 U

Inter-University Summer School on EU Policy-Making

Explore both the old and the new centre of European Diplomacy with this Summer School. The intensive two-week programme is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna from Monday 3th to Friday 14th July 2017. The Institute for European Studies joins forces with the...

Explore both the old and the new centre of European Diplomacy with this Summer School. The intens...

Monday 3 July, 10 U - 14 U

OpenFOAM Training: Combustion

BURN, the joint research group of Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel created in January 2015 by Francesco Contino and Alessandro Parente, organises an openFOAM training on combustion. ...

BURN, the joint research group of Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel c...

Tuesday 4 July, 00 U

ITACE for students

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The Law Science Technology & Society research unit

Law, science, technology and society and the interaction between them. That is what the LSTS research unit focuses on. The challenge? To examine to which extent the current scientific and technological developments give rise to a reassessment of the basic principles of democracy and constitutional law. The LSTS applies a multidisciplinary approach, allowing experts in such disciplines as law, criminology, sociology and ‘hard’ science to share insights in order to formulate new answers. How do you deal with such matters as the use of location data, the linking of databases, the digitisation of publications or GMOs? LSTS is working on it. 

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RESEARCH GROUPS LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

  • CRIS - Crime and Society
  • ECOR- Economic Law
  • FISR - Tax Law
  • FRC - Fundamental Rights & Constitutionalism
  • IERE - International and European Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • JURI - Metajuridica
  • LSTS - Law, Science, Technology & Society
  • PRIR - Private Law - Notary training
  • RHEA - Research Center Gender and Diversity
  • SCRI - Criminology
  • SORE - Social Law
  • STBR - Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • STRA - Criminal Law and Procedure

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