Saint-Louis University, Brussels
Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (1929–2012)|
Faculté universitaire Saint-Louis
|Type||Free university (state funded)|
Brussels, 1000, Belgium|
|Campus||Saint-Louis (urban) ; Marie Haps (urban)|
The UCLouvain Saint-Louis - Bruxelles or Saint-Louis University, Brussels, (officially, in French Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) is a public university in Brussels, belonging to the French Community of Belgium. Prior to 2012 it was known as the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (abbreviated FUSL). From September 2018 on, the university uses the name UCLouvain, together with the University of Louvain, in the context of a merger between both universities.
The school was founded in 1858 as the Philosophy Department of the Institut Saint-Louis (a diocesan secondary school), to prepare candidates for the higher liberal arts certification that would qualify them to enroll for a university law degree. In 1929 it became a distinct university-level institution and a dutch speaking section emerged, EHSAL (St. Aloysius University College of Economics) which would later become the Catholic University of Brussels (KUBrussel), then Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel and today constitutes the KU Leuven campus Brussel, still located in the same street as Saint-Louis University, the rue du Marais/Broekstraat.
Until 2015, Saint-Louis University and three other Belgian French-speaking historically Catholic universities; the University of Namur, the Université catholique de Louvain and the Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons (now a part of the previous) made up the Académie universitaire Louvain network. After the reform of Belgian French-speaking universities in 2013, Saint-Louis became a founding member of the Pôle académique de Bruxelles, along with the Université libre de Bruxelles.
In may 2017, Saint-Louis University, Brussels and the Catholic university of Louvain (which has 2 campuses in Brussels) officially announced that the two universities are going to merge to create a single institution named UCLouvain.
Its main campus is located on the northern edge of the historic inner city, opposite the Botanical Garden of Brussels across the small ring road. In 2015 the Bachelor of Translation programme of the Institut libre Marie Haps was transferred to the newly established Marie Haps Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at Saint-Louis University, Brussels. This programme is taught in buildings on the Rue d'Arlon, near the European Parliament.
Faculties and institutes
- Faculty of Philosophy, Languages & Literatures, and Human Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Economics, Social, Political and Communication Sciences
- Marie Haps Faculty of Translation and Interpreting
- Institute for European Studies
- Henry Bauchau, Belgian psychoanalyst, lawyer, and author of French prose and poetry.
- Henry Carton de Wiart, count, 23rd Prime Minister of Belgium.
- Bernard Coulie, Belgian academic and previous rector of the Université catholique de Louvain.
- Benoît Cerexhe, Belgian politician, minister of the Bruxelles-Capitale Region and Mayor of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
- Étienne Davignon, businessman, Belgian Minister of State, statesman and former European Commissioner.
- Pierre Daye, first rexist group leader at the Chamber of Representatives, journalist.
- Francis Delpérée, Belgian senator and professor of constitutional law at the Université catholique de Louvain.
- Henri De Page, Belgian jurist.
- Princess Marie-Esméralda of Belgium, daughter of King Leopold III.
- Pierre Harmel, count, lawyer and 40th Prime Minister of Belgium.
- Jean-Baptiste Janssens (1889–1964), twenty-seventh Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
- François Ost, baron, philosopher of law and previous vice-chancellor of Saint-Louis University, Brussels.
- Thomas Owen, Belgian fantasy author and member of the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature of Belgium.
- Edmond Thieffry, Belgian First World War air ace and aviation pioneer.
- Françoise Tulkens, lawyer and expert in criminal and penal law, and Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights.
- Philippe van Parijs, philosopher, professor at Harvard University and at the Université Catholique de Louvain.
- Michel Weber, philosopher.
- A Short History of Saint-Louis, University Website. Accessed 20 February 2016.
- "Académie universitaire Louvain / English / Members" Check
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- "L'UCL et l'USL-B : en route vers la fusion | UCLouvain". uclouvain.be (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-21.
- Isabelle Lemaire, L’UCL et Saint-Louis cooptent Marie Haps, La Libre Belgique 22 February 2015; updated 23 February 2015. Accessed 20 February 2016.
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