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VUB and Paris Seine partner to open a European university

VUB Free University Brussels
10:19 20/06/2018

The Vrij Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Paris Seine University are teaming up to form a new European university.

The rector of VUB, Caroline Pauwels, and provisional administrator of Paris Seine, François Germinet, signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a partnership at the beginning of June. The initiative was in response to the European Council’s call for a network of universities across Europe by 2024.

"In 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in cities, bringing with it social, ecological and cosmopolitan challenges,” said Pauwels. “VUB wants to be a leading metropolitan university in the development of Brussels, and by extension its European region."

The University of Warwick is also a part of the project, according to RTBF.


Written by Hannah Rodriguez