PhD thesis - Université libre de Bruxelles
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The ULB: PhDs and Doctoral Training in the Heart of Europe

The Université libre de Bruxelles offers world-class doctoral programmes in the heart of Europe. Internationally renowned, the University is home to some 1800 doctoral students, more than 40% of whom come to study at the ULB from abroad. The ULB provides personalized doctoral training, cutting-edge research facilities, and a pleasant living environment in one of the greenest capitals in Europe.

The ULB is a multidisciplinary university that conducts groundbreaking research in every field, as evidenced by the number of prizes awarded to its academics. Multicultural and multilingual, the University is home to celebrated teams of international researchers who play an active role in international research networks, especially those involving the prestigious universities with which the ULB has “privileged” partnerships.

The ULB is also known for its long-standing commitment to the defense of freedom and democracy.

PhD candidates at the ULB are provided with a range of funding opportunities, an attractive salary that includes social security coverage, and comfortable living accommodation which is very reasonably priced by European standards. This all combines to provide a unique environment that is particularly conducive to research and study. The ULB also encourages joint supervision of PhD theses in partnerhship with international universities.

The ULB is a member of the Council for Doctoral Education, an integral part of the European University Association (EUA-CDE).