University of Louvain strengthens its footprint in Brussels
On Thursday 18 May, the General Assembly from Saint-Louis University, Brussels (USLB) and the Board of Directors from the University of Louvain (UCL) voted 90 per cent in favour of merging the two institutions. The objective is to establish a larger, and more international university with strategic presences in both Brussels – the capital of Europe – and in Wallonia.
With four faculties spanning the spectrum of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and an Institute for European Studies, USBL offers a broad range of programmes to their 3600 students. The university is one of Belgium’s principal centres of excellence in SSH.
For UCL this merger means an increase of their multi-faculty strength in Brussels and an even larger and more specialised commitment to SSH. The merger will also strengthen the two institutions’ research capacity and their ability to obtain more funding.