French-speaking university in Brussels, Belgium
The Université libre de Bruxelles (English: Free University of Brussels, abbreviated ULB) is a French-speaking research university in Brussels, Belgium. ULB is one of the two institutions, which trace their origins to the Free University of Brussels, founded in 1834 by Belgian lawyer Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.
The split along linguistic lines in 1969 into the French-speaking ULB and Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), both founded in 1970. A major research center open to Europe and the world, it has about 24,200 students, 33% of whom come from abroad, and an equally cosmopolitan staff.
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