Cooperation is a priority for our institution. It enables our university and its partners to enrich each other's teaching and research.

Numerous projects

They are currently being carried out in a variety of disciplines, in collaboration with universities in the partner countries. These initiatives covers health, medicine, urban planning, architecture, ecology, environment, biodiversity or sciences.

For example, in the DRC:

Our work seeks in particular to strengthen the human, scientific and management resources of partner universities in the South. This is always directly implemented with academic university partners, without any direct contact with the political regimes in those countries in which we work. 

A wide range of funding

To set up cooperation projects: individual mobility for nationals of partner countries, travel grants, group projects with bachelor's or master's students, projects to exploit results, doctoral grants, etc.
See the list of our funding


And also

The university community also has a variety of structures whose aim is to strengthen and improve our collaboration:

  • The NGO ULB-Coopération
  • The cooperation unit of the École Polytechnique de Bruxelles (CODEPO)
  • The cooperation unit of the Faculty of Pharmacy (CoDePhar)
  • The Medical Training Support Fund (FOSFOM).

Another vision

Our approach to cooperation is currently undergoing in-depth reflection through the "Décolonisons-nous" project ("Let's decolonise"), one of the aims of which is to establish more egalitarian relations with our partners.


Cooperation is a strength. It makes it possible to mutually enrich teaching and research, and to strengthen human capacities dedicated to projects that are all in line with at least one of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

University Cooperation Day

Each year, the Cooperation Day  invites you to get to know the field of cooperation and its many players, and to reflect on how we represent it.


Chargée de la coopération
Chargée des partenariats internationaux - Afrique