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2019-03-12

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 livel...
2019-03-08

8 March: International Women's Day

Today, on International Women's Day we put ourselves to the test. Watch our short movie to see how #gender is represented inside #VLIRUOS facts & figures! #Balanceforbetter #uos #women ...
2019-03-05

Meanwhile in Santa Cruz, Bolivia…

How has the IUC programme with the Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB) been progressing up until now? That is the central question of a meeting held in Santa Cruz last week, between a Belgi...
2019-02-27

Vietnam delegation visits Belgium

The bilateral cooperation phasing out in June 2019 inspired a large Vietnamese delegation representing various ministries to visit some key Belgian actors in their quest for future cooperation pote...
2019-02-21

VLIR-UOS launches two new calls: are you ready to apply?

You’ve been contemplating an idea for a South Initiative (SI), a JOINT project or an International Training Programme (ITP) for some time now? Then make sure to check out these new VLIR-UOS c...
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!

Last week, the second phase of the Institutional University Collaboration (IUC) with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology has been successfully launched! This phase will c...
2019-03-21 Event

Honorary degrees for five leading figures 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 tr...
2019-02-05

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 Belgia...
2018-11-29

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 pro...
2018-08-28

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...
2018-07-20

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...
2018-06-14

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 scan...
2018-03-19

KU Leuven launches Alumni Chapter Ethiopia

This Chapter aims at being a network for all KU Leuven alumni and scholars associated with Ethiopia and its large network of contacts. The Alumni Chapter in Ethiopia is the first KU Leuven Alu...