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Being a researcher at ULB

Being a researcher at ULB means...

working in an international environment; benefiting from an HR Excellence in Research; taking part in a university with a strong social commitment.

Being a researcher at ULB: key figures
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Complete a PhD

ULB has some 3,600 researchers, more than half of which are working on a PhD. A PhD student on two from abroad.

Learn more about PhD programmes at ULB
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An international network

More than 80% of its post-doctoral researchers are coming from abroad. 

ULB is the only university in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation that has received EU funding through the COFUND programme. Its project is entitled IF@ULB (Individual Fellowships at ULB), and it will enable the University to hire 63 post-doctoral researchers as part of international exchange programmes.

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Open to the world

ULB has received the HR Excellence in Research award from the EU, and is especially attentive to its researchers' careers and training, as well as to their exchange opportunities with other universities with the EURAXESS programme. 

EURAXESS programme

Job opportunities

Academic and research vacancies are published online (in French)

Offers for post-docs, assistants, and doctoral grants are available on the Euraxess portal.

Researcher at ULB

3,600 + researchers and teachers;
2,000 PhD students

in 12 faculties et 8 interfaculty institutes,
in Brussels (Erasme, La Plaine, Solbosch) and Charleroi

A variety of profiles

International teams: 37% of researchers, 80% of post-doctoral researchers and 50% of PhD students are from abroad

Researchers of both genders: 45% of researchers and 35% of academics are women.