VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (VUB)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is one of the leading universities in Belgium. The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy offers a broad range of health sciences undergraduate programs and several post-graduate courses.
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy conduct high standing research in the domains of fertility, diabetes, medical imaging, neurology and public health including chronic care and end-of-life care. The researchers have a widespread network offering collaboration with several universities in Belgium, Europe and other continents.
The Department of Family Medicine (HUIS), established in 1986, runs research on chronic care, cardiovascular prevention, diagnostic testing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke and access to health care and end-of-life care.
HUIS collaborates with family practice clinicians and training centres to perform high quality research and to offer excellent education for physicians in general and family physicians in particular. For the education in the master-after-master in family medicine, HUIS collaborates with the other Dutch-speaking universities in Belgium.
HUIS specifically collaborates with the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health for several public health issues and epidemiological registrations such as stroke, heart failure and home accidents. Most of this research resulted in relevant reports for the Belgian policy-makers.
HUIS offered training programmes in family medicine in Bulgaria and collaborates now with the other Dutch-speaking universities to offer training programmes in family medicine in Southern Africa, Asia and South America.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) lead WP13 Policy Lessons at a National and EU Level.