weKONEKT.brussels – Urban universities strengthen ties with Brussels
With weKONEKT.brussels, The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) take their responsibility for the city and community and contribute to the development of a free, connected, resilient and inclusive urban community.
The universities offer their students opportunities to develop into independent and engaged individuals, critical global citizens and social leaders of the future. Hereby using Brussels as a lecture hall and a workplace, connecting the students with Brussels stakeholders and the professional field. They strengthen the Brussels community by organizing education and research on, with, in and for Brussels and by putting the scientific expertise and knowledge of our students, teachers, and researchers at the service of the city. Efforts made and supported by weKONEKT.brussels are varied and include sports, culture, science, art and more.
“It was very interesting to see the theoretical frameworks being put into practice.” – Lea Buddingh, a student at VUB.