Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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. He
wanted to establish a university that would be independent from the
state and the church and where academic freedom would reign.
some courses at the ULB's Faculty of Law were already being taught in
Dutch in 1935, it was not until 1963 that almost all the faculties
offered courses in Dutch. The Dutch-speaking university was finally
split off from its French-speaking counterpart on 1 October 1969.
the act of 28 May 1970, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the
Université Libre de Bruxelles officially became two separate legal,
administrative and scientific entities.
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