Friends of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (BE) A Project of V | KBFUS Funds

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a dynamic and modern university with three campuses in the Brussels Capital Region. A place where students and researchers try to uncover the universe, the world and its inhabitants and develop new technologies. Underneath lies a constant drive to learn, innovate and share the new knowledge that will enhance our society. But to do so you need money, a lot of money, and the government can't do it alone.

That's why the VUB Foundation raises philanthropical funds through companies and individuals to protect the free research at the VUB. Because the next 50 years will be crucial for our society. Will we finally manage to live purely on sustainable sources of energy? Will we succeed to make innovative health care accessible for everyone? How do we create jobs in this digital era? These are only a few of the questions the VUB tries to answer. Every donation is welcome.

Mission VUB – What we promise

For over 180 years, the VUB strives to improve our society as a progressive, free, and critical university. Everything the university does, within the field of education, research or the society is characterized by the continuous search for knowledge, understanding and enlightenment.

At the same time, we keep focusing on a personal and democratic approach that empowers all the members of the VUB-community, to make sure they can successfully take up their role in the world of today and tomorrow.

Our Values – What moves us

  • We put the people at the centre
  • A democratic attitude leads our cooperations
  • Respect and trust characterizes our community
  • Curiosity drives us to learn, investigate, innovate, and work
  • We aim for the highest possible quality in everything we do
  • Multidisciplinarity and cooperation are at the core of the university
  • We stimulate entrepreneurship and cooperation in and outside the university
  • We see diversity as an asset
  • We strive for sustainability in all its aspects
  • Social relevance is at the base of all our decisions


Isabelle Marneffe – Head VUB Foundation
+32 (0)2 629 15 42

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "Friends of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.