In addition to care, education and research are two other important assignments of a university hospital. Research is very important because it guarantees the positive evolution of medicine.
Research provides new and better treatments and medication. Because the UZ Brussel is a university hospital - it is connected to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel - many employees are also engaged in research. This means that they are usually aware of the latest developments in their field and strive to be able to present the best and the latest treatments to their patients. As a result, patients are often transferred from a general hospital to a university hospital if the disease or treatment becomes too complex or rare.