Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

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University College Brussels
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
HUBrussel Logo.jpg
Type Public Catholic
Active 1925 (HUBrussel since 2007)–2014 (Odisee from 2014 on)
Rector Dirk De Ceulaer
Administrative staff
Students 9,000 (degree programmes); 9,500 (postgraduate programmes)
Location Brussels, Belgium [1]
Campus Brussels and Dilbeek
Affiliations KU Leuven Association
Website [1]
Hermes building, now jointly used by KU Leuven campus Brussels and Odisee

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel or HUB) was a European university founded in 2007. HUBrussel was the result of a merger between Brussels-based colleges European University College Brussels, Vlekho, HONIM and Catholic University of Brussels (KUBrussel).[2][3]

HUBrussel offered degrees both on university and university college level in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking (northern) region of Belgium. Degrees were offered both in Dutch and in English.

From 2013 on, university level degrees were organised by KU Leuven. Professional bachelor's degrees remained at HUB till HUB itself merged with the Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven in 2014 and became Odisee.


European University College Brussels (EHSAL) was founded in 1925.

Since the merger with VLEKHO, HONIM and KUBrussel in 2008, more than 9,000 students are now attending classes in undergraduate, graduate and academic advanced programmes at seven faculties. HUBrussel had five faculties in Brussels, one in Dilbeek. There used to be one in Dubai, called European University College Brussels Dubai, but this has been closed.[4]

HUBrussel is associated with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, one of the oldest universities in Europe.[5]


HUBrussel programmes are organised by two educational divisions

Academic bachelors and masters[edit]

The academic bachelors and masters are offered by the Catholic University of Leuven[6] and are based around three faculties that together offer 13 undergraduate and graduate programmes:

  • Economics and management:
Commercial sciences
Business engineering
Environment, health and safety management
  • Linguistics and literature:
Applied linguistics
Interpretation, translation
Multilingual communication
  • Law

Professional bachelors[edit]

The professional bachelors include four fields of study that offer 13 undergraduate programmes:

  • Education:
Nursery teaching
Primary education
Secondary education
  • Health care:
Occupational therapy
Medical imaging
Optics and optometry
  • Social and community work:
Social work
Socio-educational care work
Family sciences
  • Commercial sciences and management
Operations management
Office management
Applied informatics


  • The number of participants in postgraduate programmes and seminars amounts to 9500
  • Over 500 regular non-EU students in degree programmes in Brussels
  • Over 100 regular (non-Belgian) EU students in degree programmes in Brussels
  • Appr. 170 inbound exchange students and 110 outbound exchange students
  • Number of staff: 1100

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Website Odisee[2]
  • (in English) [3]


  1. ^ "Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel". Eunicas. 
  2. ^ "Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel (HUB)". Katholiek Onderwijs. 
  3. ^ "Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel". Masterstudies. 
  4. ^ "European University College Brussels Dubai". Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "KU Leuven University, Belgium". Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "K.U.Leuven Association". Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

Coordinates: 50°50′56″N 4°21′25″E / 50.84889°N 4.35694°E / 50.84889; 4.35694