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Catholic University of Brussels

The Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (English: Catholic University of Brussels) was a Flemish university located in Brussels, founded in 1969 as University Faculties St Aloysius (UFSAL), in many ways the equivalent of a liberal arts college. Teaching was primarily in Dutch. It became a university in the early 1990s. It only ever awarded basic undergraduate degrees, which in the older Belgian system of a four-year licenciate meant students had to go on to other universities to complete their courses of study.

In the late 1990s, as a result of politically fuelled doubts about the university's survival, student levels fell drastically, with a knock-on effect on government funding. In 2007 the university merged with a number of other tertiary institutions in Brussels (see Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB, European University College Brussels)), and now has a separate existence only as a legal fiction for accreditation and funding purposes.

In 2009-2010, the HUB merged with the KAHO Sint‑Lieven (Ghent) to form Odisee.[1]


  1. ^ Odisee: Geschiedenis van Odisee

External links

  • Odisee: About us (in English)
  • More information about higher education in Flanders/Belgium (in English)
  • Find an officially recognised programme of this institution in the Higher Education Register

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