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Elite Sport and Higher Education in the Brussels-Capital Region

The project (2012 - 2019) was initiated in 2012 with the aim of investigating and optimizing the combination of study and elite sport in the Dutch and French speaking universities in the Brussels-Capital Region. In order to further develop the ‘elite sport and study'-friendly climate of the Brussels-Capital Region and to profile the Region as an elite sport region, there is a clear need for the universities and university colleges in the Brussels-Capital Region to effectively and efficiently support their student-athletes.

The project is coordinated by the department ‘Elite Sport and Study’ of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and ‘Service ULB Sports’ of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and is funded by the government of the Brussels-Capital Region. The project currently finished its 6th phase on December 31st 2018.


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Department Elite Sport and Study

Head of department: Prof. Dr. Paul Wylleman
Coordinator: Dr. Koen De Brandt
Secretary: Carine Van den Houcke

General contact information

Department Elite Sport and Study
Building L - L413
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussel
Phone coordinator: 02/629.27.65; 0473/41.12.53 
Phone secretariat: 02/629.27.12