Start of works on the Learning and Innovation Center

Start of works on the Learning and Innovation Center

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Press conference - Start of works on the Learning and Innovation Center

When? 19 April 2022 at 10.00

Where? Council chamber, building Y, VUB, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels

A new university building is being built on the border between the VUB and ULB campuses. The Learning and Innovation Center (LIC) will be a melting pot of spaces where high-tech equipment supports knowledge exchange, and will house the universities’ libraries of exact and applied sciences.

Find out more about this project and the progress of the works at the press conference.

In the presence of:

  • Karine Lalieux, minister of pensions and social integration, responsible for Beliris
  • Rudi Vervoort, Brussels minister-president
  • Jan Danckaert, rector ad interim VUB
  • Annemie Schaus, rector ULB

We will be visiting the construction site, so sturdy shoes (such as mountain boots or walking shoes) are recommended.


Are you coming by car? Please register your number plate via this link. Access the campus via entrance 6 (see map).

Please confirm your attendance to [email protected]


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Sicco Wittermans
Sicco Wittermans Redacteur externe communicatie en nieuws




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