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Becoming a researcher


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

Complete a PhD

ULB welcomes around PhD students. A PhD student on two comes from abroad.

Learn more about PhD programmes at ULB

An international network

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

ULB 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.


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.

Gender policy

ULB has gender issues in mind, and has launched a pioneering initiative called Cascade, aiming to fight the erosion of gender equality as researchers' careers progress.