Belgium

Belgium

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    Belgium
    Country in Europe
  2. Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for its medieval old towns, Flemish Renaissance architecture and international headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country is divided into 2 distinctive multilingual regions: Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south. The bilingual capital, Brussels, is home to ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and an art nouveau-influenced European Quarter.
  3. CurrencyEuro
  4. Official languagesFrench, Dutch, German

    Institutes of Higher Education in the Flemish Community

    Universities

    Six Flemish universities issue academic bachelor, master and doctoral degrees:

    As a result of an international treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders, a co-operation between the Universiteit Hasselt (Flanders) and the Universiteit Maastricht (the Netherlands) is recognised as the

    According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities[3] and the THES - QS World University Rankings,[4] four Flemish universities (Universiteit Antwerpen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Gent and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) are among the top-150 universities in Europe and top-300 universities worldwide.

    University Colleges

    All recognised Flemish University Colleges are associated with a Flemish University. The following university colleges, which issue professional bachelor, academic bachelor and master degrees, are recognised by the Flemish government:

    Antwerp University Association: University Colleges associated with the University of Antwerp

    Ghent University Association: University Colleges associated with Ghent University

    University Association Brussels: University Colleges associated with Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    K.U.Leuven Association: University Colleges associated with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

    Limburg University Association: University Colleges associated with Hasselt University

    Registered Institutes of Higher Education

    Finally, the Flemish government has recognised a number of "registered" institutes of higher education, which mostly issue specialised degrees or provide education mainly in a foreign language:

    Institutes of Higher Education in the French Community

    The French Community distinguishes between universities, colleges (Hautes Ecoles), arts colleges, and institutes of architecture. A list of all recognised institutes is maintained in the Annuaire de l'enseignement supérieur.[5]

    Universities

    According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, two of these universities (Université catholique de Louvain and Université Libre de Bruxelles) are among the top-200 universities worldwide.

    According to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities,[6] two of these universities (Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université de Liège) are among the top-200 universities in Europe and top-400 universities worldwide.

    Colleges

    Arts Colleges

    Institutes recognized by All Communities

    The academy of the Belgian Army is recognized as equivalent to a university by both the Flemish and the French Community:

    Institutes recognized by foreign countries

    The following institutes are not recognized by the Flemish or French speaking communities, but by a foreign country:

    Institutions with external validation

    The following academic institutions offer accredited degree programmes which are externally validated by foreign institutions of higher education and learning:

    International rankings

    According to the THE–QS World University Rankings:

    Institution20042005200620072008200920102011
    Catholic University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 95 96 61 72 92
    Catholic University of Louvain (Université Catholique de Louvain) 53 88 76 123 116 126
    Ghent University (Universiteit Gent) 218 141 124 136 136
    Antwerp University (Universiteit Antwerpen) 235 252 187 195 177
    Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) 54 76 165 154 183 191
    Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) 258 133 229 214 227 238 204
    University of Liège (Université de Liège) 296 201 262 271 291

    According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities:

    Institution200320042005200620072008200920102011
    Catholic University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 102-151 101-152 101-152 102-150 102-150 101-151   101-150  
    Catholic University of Louvain (Université Catholique de Louvain) 201-250 101-152 101-152 102-150 102-150 101-151   101-150  
    University of Ghent (Universiteit Gent) 99 101-152 101-152 102-150 102-150 101-151   90  
    Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles/French) 201-250 101-152 101-152 102-150 102-150 101-151   101-150  
    University of Antwerp (Universiteit Antwerpen) 251-300 202-301 203-300 201-300 203-304 201-302   201-300  
    University of Liège (Université de Liège) 301-350 202-301 203-300 201-300 203-304 201-302   201-300  
    Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Dutch) 351-400 302-403 401-500 301-400 305-402 303-401   401-500  

    According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities:

    InstitutionIntern. RankEurop. Rank
    Catholic University of Louvain (Université Catholique de Louvain) 81 15
    University of Ghent (Universiteit Gent) 275 104
    Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles/French) 296 113
    University of Liège (Université de Liège) 367 154
    Catholic University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 368 155
    Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Dutch) 409 175
    University of Antwerp (Universiteit Antwerpen) 600 264
    University of Hasselt (Universiteit Hasselt) 1130 464
    University of Mons-Hainaut (Université de Mons Hainaut) 1526

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