Academic research is supported by a range of Foundations who donate €2.5m to the ULB every year.

Amongst them, the Fondation ULB aims to consolidate the existing ULB excellence clusters, and to create new schools of thought with internationally recognised fresh talent. The Fonds Erasme provides active support to biomedical research and training for young researchers.

Thanks to AXA Research Fund, a permanent Chair in Neurosciences and Longevity was created at ULB.

Patronage can come in various forms: