Academic Partners



Located in the city centre of Brussels, the Université libre de Bruxelles  is a multicultural university with one third of students and researchers from abroad, international relations is a daily reality for the Université libre de Bruxelles, just like the city of Brussels itself, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

The Université libre de Bruxelles has 13 faculties, schools and specialized institutes that cover all the disciplines, closely combining academic input and research. It offers almost 40 undergraduate programmes and 235 graduate programmes. It also partners 20 Doctoral schools, with almost 1,600 PhD in progress.

Since its foundation in 1834, the Université libre de Bruxelles has been closely involved in the ongoing debate on critical thinking and freedom. This has included outspoken opposition to dictatorships and other nationalist abuses, the promotion of equal opportunities and a raft of other social issues. Based on the principle of free enquiry that postulates independent reasoning and the rejection of all dogma, the University has retained its original ideals as a free institution that is firmly engaged in the defence of democratic and human values.



Ideally located in the heart of Europe, the University of Mons (UMONS) offers a wide variety of courses in an enriching environment, as well as close teacher-student relationships.

The University of Mons (UMONS) was created from the association of the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Mons-Hainaut in 2009. As such, while the current UMONS structure is relatively new, it has inherited all the achievements of all its individual faculties, and looks back on a collective historical tradition in the region of Hainaut of least 170 years.

UMONS is one of five academic centres set up in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation as part of the restructuring of higher education. It has 11,000 students and offers about a hundred degree programmes, from Bachelor to PhD, at its ten faculties and schools.

Paris-Dauphine University

Paris-Dauphine University, established in 1968, constitutes a centre of excellence in research and teaching in the field of public and private organizations and their environments. Its research potential in organizational sciences is unsurpassed in France, with 24 research centres, 446 professors and 550 doctoral students. Each year, permanent staff are joined by over 1,000 business professionals to provide training to over 7,500 students and adults in the fields of management, law, economics, management technology, decision-making processes and sociology. These subjects give students clear insight into how organizations are structured and run, and how they interact with their economic, social, political and cultural environments.

Paris-Dauphine University offers over 80 degree courses whose objectives and content are designed to optimise employment prospects and professional development.