Université Libre de Bruxelles

The first framework agreement with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) was signed in 1991. UNIL's collaborative relationships in research with ULB, which have always been intense, and the high level of student mobility between the two institutions naturally led to the signing of a privileged partnership agreement in 2016. Regular meetings are planned to identify and develop new areas for collaboration (funds for the promotion of research projects, doctoral study days, collaboration between departments, etc.).

Call for joint projects

The privileged partnership between ULB and UNIL means that both institutions are committed to encouraging, strengthening and supporting cooperation in research and teaching as a priority.

As a result, they have created a joint annual fund to finance new bilateral projects. This provides seed funding for cooperative projects submitted jointly by teams from ULB and UNIL. Six calls for projects were launched in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

6th call for joint projects - 2023

This 6th call for projects was open to all disciplines. A new feature introduced for this call was the involvement of one or more member universities of the CIVIS alliance (including the African universities). The maximum amount per project has been set at €10,000 when only ULB and UNIL are involved, and at €12,500 if one or more CIVIS alliance member universities is/are involved.

Full details can be found in the text of the call for projects (in French only). The joint UNIL-ULB selection committee has decided to select 6 projects among the 11 submitted. For more details, see below. 

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