Our New Headquarters in Europe!

At Vrije Universiteit Brussel in the heart of Europe

About Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the only Flemish university that has incorporated the principle of ‘free inquiry’ in its statutes. This principle is based on a text by the French mathematician and natural philosopher Henri Poincaré (1854-1912), in which he says that:

Thinking must never submit itself,
neither to a dogma,
nor to a party,
nor to a passion,
nor to an interest,
nor to a preconceived idea,
nor to anything whatsoever,
except to the facts themselves,
because for it to submit to anything else would be the end of its existence.


Our Collaboration
  • Collaborate on teacher professional development and course development
  • Enhance intra-departmental and interdisciplinary global education
  • Strengthen university partnerships in education, development and health
  • Launch a suite of online and face-to-face intensive courses and MOOCs
  • Enlist TWB’s global network in 171 countries to support VUB programs
  • Support technologies for self-regulated learning
  • Combine forces for disaster-risk reduction, girls’ education, public health, urban education, and global development


TWB and VUB Start Big

Education Reform in Suriname Project

Gap Analysis: K-6

A thorough examination of challenges preventing student achievement in all of Suriname’s ten districts.

New Curriculum

Led by talented Surinamese curriculum writers and teacher mentors, a new approach to learning

Transformational Teacher Development

Practical, focused, and engaged communities devoted to Suriname’s unique content and challenges.

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