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Erasmus Code: B BRUXEL04
The 'Université Libre de Bruxelles' has two main characteristics : it is a non-state and non-confessional institution. It was founded in 1834, four years after the creation of Belgium, to promote the principle of 'Libre Examen' (i.e. independence from dogmas of all kinds) and the ideals of philosophical and intellectual freedom.
Today, the 'Libre Examen' remains ULB's chief characteristic and the institution's independence from all political or religious powers explains why the university calls itself 'free'. It welcomes students of all denominations, opinions and nationalities in a spirit of tolerance and dialogue.
ULB is administered by a Board of Governors elected by the academic, scientific and administrative staff and the students. It has a long tradition of accepting foreign students and of cooperating with other universities throughout the world.
|ranked 196 by QS World University Rankings (2011)|
|ranked 209 by QS World University Rankings (2010)|
|ranked 183 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (2009)|
|ranked 44 by European Business school rankings (2009)|
|ranked 101-151 by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2008)|
|ranked 13 by Financial Times - Masters in management (2008)|
|ranked 183= by THE - QS Top 200 World University Rankings (2008)|
|ranked 226 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities Top 500 (2008)|
|ranked 154 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2007)|
|ranked 18 by Financial Times - Masters in management (2007)|
|ranked 102-150 by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2006)|
|ranked 14 by Financial Times - Masters in management (2006)|
|ranked 165 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2006)|