Brussels universities plan international student space

A new international student accommodation space, a project of two universities in Brussels, is planned to be developed in Belgium’s capital, writes Natalie Marsh for The PIE News.

A joint initiative of French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Flemish Vrije Universiteit Brussel or VUB, the space will provide accommodation especially for international students and researchers. The new development will consist of 800 rooms for student accommodation, as well as a number of flats for the researchers. There will also be facilities for catering and a hall for student events.

Paul De Knop, rector of VUB, said that while Brussels is the biggest student city in Belgium, there hasn’t been enough done to promote it as a destination for international students. “Our central location too is important for international students, who are eager to visit London, Paris and Amsterdam, all destinations that are less than two hours away,” said De Knop. “The uncertainty surrounding how the UK will implement Brexit too is definitely an opportunity for us,” he added.
Full report on The PIE News site