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Watch our new corporate video

Must- see alert!We proudly present our new corporate video that explains in roughly 5 minutes what we do and what impact we envision to have with our projects both in Flanders and in the Global South. Special thanks to our colleagues and to Christophe Johanns for his patience and creat...

VLIR-UOS zoekt een Process Analyst (m/v/x)

VLIR-UOS zoekt een Process Analyst (m/v/x). Voltijdse betrekking, contract van onbepaalde duur. Meer informatie hier: Process Analyst

Finally… a new IUC call!

We can gladly announce the launch of the long expected new IUC call. This call is the first step in an IUC selection and intake process that should lead to new IUC partner programmes in 2022. In the first stage of this IUC Cal...

VLIR-UOS zoekt een boekhoudkundig en financieel medewerker (m/v/x)

VLIR-UOS zoekt een boekhoudkundig en financieel medewerker (m/v/x) Voltijdse of 80% betrekking, contract van onbepaalde duur Meer informatie hier : Boekhoudkundi...

VLIR-UOS zoekt een programme manager (m/v/x) België

VLIR-UOS zoekt een programme manager (m/v/x) België. Voltijdse betrekking, contract van onbepaalde duur. Meer informatie hier : Programme Manager België
2019-05-23 Event

Throwback to 15 May: honorary degrees

Last Wednesday, 15 May, was unique. The five Flemish universities and VLIR-UOS payed tribute to five impact champions from the South by giving them the “Doctor Honoris Causa” title during an academic ceremony in BOZAR. Aftermovie We created an after movie with the highlights of this...

OPINION: Problems in the South are our problems (Dutch article)

Verschenen in de Standaard, 15 mei 2019 Ontwikkelingssamenwerking is helemaal geen thema in het debat in de aanloop naar 26 mei. Heel vreemd, in tijden waarin de grote uitdagingen zoals migratie en klimaat alleen globaal kunnen aange...
2019-04-15 Event

Honorary degrees for five leading personalities from the South

Please note: the conferral will take place during an academic session at BOZAR in Brussels and is only accessible by personal invitation and after subscription. Flemish universities to pay tribute to important players from developing countries on 15 May 2019 Since a number of years, develo...

Taking stock of our IUC project in Meknès, Morocco

In March this year, our IUC programme with Moulay Ismaïl University (UMI) in Meknès (Morocco) held its third annual meeting. Together with our Morocco programme manager, Kathleen Wuytack, we take stock of the programme's progress. “We have five thematic projects which contrib...

Sharing minds in the IUC Review consultation workshop

On Monday 1 April 2019, we organised an IUC Review consultation workshop in Brussels, bringing together experts from all around the globe: Cuba, Ethiopia, South Africa and many more of our partner countries. The workshop’s main goal? Sharing minds on how to improve one of VLIR-UOS’ fl...

3rd annual meeting between VLIR-UOS and Arba Minch University

The IUC programme with Arba Minch University held its 3rd annual meeting on March 5th. This programme counts 6 interdisciplinary projects with ethnic diversity as a tool to ensure sustainable livelihood and improved human health status in the South Ethiopian Rift Valley system. "Arba Minch" lite...

Mountains of the Moon university and VLIR-UOS launch phase 2 of their Institutional University Collaboration

Yesterday the launch of phase 2 of the Institutional University Collaboration (IUC) between and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU)and VLIRUOS took place. One of the key sectors that the Belgian development cooperation in Uganda focuses on is education. This is because we believe th...

VLIR-UOS signs the Gender charter

For more than two years, Belgian NGOs as well as institutional actors in development cooperation have decided to move forward on the road to gender equality. For this, a common, participatory process has brought the actors together to: - On one hand: build a minimum of commitments through a Ge...

Our annual report for 2017

** Important note on our annual report's printed version ** After a lot of thorough checks, a small error was able to creep into our printed annual report for 2017. The amount of ongoing projects in 2018 is 163, instead of the 132 which is mentioned in our printed report. The numbers o...

Ethiopian universities partner up with KU Leuven for new types of projects

*This article originally appeared on the website of KU Leuven. During the visit of two Ethiopian high-level delegations, one from Addis Ababa University and one from Ambo University, a formal signing ceremony was orga...

VLIR-UOS signs Belgian development cooperation’s ‘integrity charter’

Up until now, 2018 has been far from an easy year for both the development cooperation sector and aid organisations worldwide. Since the English newspaper The Times broke the news on the Oxfam scandal on February, 9th, not only Oxfam’s but the entire aid organisations’ sector’s ...

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2019-03-05 Meanwhile in Santa Cruz, Bolivia… 2019-02-27 Vietnam delegation visits Belgium 2019-02-21 VLIR-UOS launches two new calls: are you ready to apply? 2019-02-12 Watch the aftermovie of the 20 years event @ Bozar 2019-02-11 Phase 2 of the IUC programme with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology launched! 2018-03-19 KU Leuven launches Alumni Chapter Ethiopia