Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

The IEE-ULB is a centre of interdisciplinary excellence in teaching and research. It focuses on European issues. The organisation of the IEE-ULB is unique, thanks to its international teams, the interaction with EU institutions, and the strong connection between teaching and research.

Top reasons to study here

  • An institute with international dimensions. At the IEE-ULB, the lecturers come from a dozen countries. The students represent no less than 30 nationalities.
  • Located in Brussels, the IEE-ULB benefits from its location in the heart of Europe.
  • European experts, senior officials and policymakers are involved in teaching, research and public debate.



The IEE-ULB is one of the oldest institutes for teaching and research dedicated to European Studies. It was created in 1962 by the Board of Directors of the ULB. The 1st academic year starts in October 1963. It has evolved at the pace of European construction. 


The IEE-ULB covers mainly four disciplines: European law, political science, economics and history. As an interdisciplinary centre for research and teaching, it trains specialists in European issues.


As a Jean Monnet centre of excellence, the IEE-ULB is recognised for its expertise in European studies. 10 research centres cover several themes in close coordination with our partner faculties.

The IEE-ULB runs its own interdisciplinary research projects. It also promotes work carried out on European issues within units and research centres of its partner faculties.


At IEE-ULB, we prepare our students for their insertion into the marketplace, and into a career in the field of European affairs.

Some of our Masters and specialized Masters programmes include a professionalisation module and an internship. Proud of its 7500 alumni, the IEE-ULB encourages the exchange between our alumni and its current students.


Student services

Do you have any questions about student life at IEE-ULB? Check out our Student Guide and do not hesitate to contact the Student Affairs Office, Françoise Vanden Broeck.

Housing services

There are several options available at IEE-ULB: university or private residences, or staying off-campus. 

Library services

The European documentation centre at the IEE-ULB brings together, among others, official documents from the European institutions. 

ULBLEU brings together 5000 French and English titles covering all European subjects.

The IEE-ULB European Documentation Centre is dedicated to books and journals that cover the areas of research and teaching of the Institute.

Medical services

The ULB Health Service is available for IEE-ULB students and offers health care that can be fully reimbursed by  healthcare funds.  

Student Life

Sports facilities

IEE-ULB students have access to sports organised by ULB Sports. Train at competitive rates and take advantage of the various facilities: tennis and basketball courts de tennis, but also yoga classes, weight rooms, among other options.

Student clubs

  • Eyes on Europe is the not-for-profit organisation for students at IEE-ULB. The society organises conferences and debates on  campus. Eyes on Europe publishes a semi-annual, trilingual, free magazine. Created in 2004 by IEE-ULB students, it focuses on the coverage of European issues and the challenges of integration. It is distributed at the University and to European institutions, think-tanks and interest groups.
  • SAIES (Students Association of the Institute for European Studies) formerly called Students for Europe is a student club open to everyone. Created in 2015 by IEE-ULB students, it is a space for reflection on the European Union. It also organises conferences and events. 

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