Presentation of the Université libre de Bruxelles
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ULB holds a leading position in the biomedical sector. This may be seen in the many prizes awarded to its members.

Groundbreaking research

Four Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Prizes are further evidence of the University's longstanding tradition of excellence.

The Université libre de Bruxelles is an active member of the European Research Area and is involved in almost 130 projects financed by the 7th European Framework Programmes. Over the past few years, it has obtained five Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) to finance research in Medicine, Economics, Mathematics and Political Science, as well as an Advanced Grant in Artificial Intelligence. In addition, the University's Institute for European Studies is recognized as a “Jean Monnet European research centre” for its work on European integration.

The University also conducts research in close collaboration with the business world and exploits its findings through patents and spin-offs. The University has been actively involved in maximising research potential in both Brussels and Charleroi, where it has set up Biopark Charleroi Brussels South, a biotechnology park (with about 500 people), around its renowned Institute for Biology and Molecular Medicine (IBMM) and Institute of Medical Immunology (IMI).