THE ULB: ONE OF THE CAPITAL'S LARGEST EMPLOYERS
In terms of direct employment, with more than 5,000 members of staff covering a wide range of professions (professors, researchers, project managers, laboratory technicians, accountants, secretaries, electricians, plumbers, painters, social workers, nursery nurses, etc).
In terms of indirect employment, through the presence of more than 32,000 students and the organisation of numerous scientific meetings and international conferences.
MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL
As a multicultural university, with more than a third of its students and researchers coming from abroad, the Université libre de Bruxelles has made the international dimension a daily reality, reflecting the image of Brussels as a cosmopolitan city par excellence. Its dynamic openness to Europe and the world is reflected in the many agreements, collaborations and privileged partnerships with some of the best universities in the world.
Four Nobel Prizes in science, two Nobel Peace Prizes, a Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes, 24 Francqui Prizes and two Marie-Curie Prizes, among its researchers and former students, are all proof of the University's long tradition of excellence.
Strongly involved in the European Research Area, ULB participates in nearly 130 projects funded by the 7th European Framework Programme.