This research group comprises five broad lines of research (1) Poverty and social integration, (2) Housing (3) Economy and welfare state (4) Organization of care and welfare (5) Accessibility, quality and effectiveness of aid and services The theme of migration and integration is cross-group.
At the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC), sociocultural anthropologists conduct empirically-driven research on the following themes: (1) migration, mobility and travel; (2) cultural and religious co-creation; (3) diversity and power inequalities; and (4) disability.
Faculty of Social Sciences KU Leuven
The research undertaken at the Faculty of Social Sciences covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from international relations and peace research over the effect of the media on society to the impact of intercultural contact and migration. Researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences conduct innovative research in four disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, political science and sociology.
Institute for Social Law KU Leuven
The main task of the Institute is to conduct scientific research in the field of social security law in its broadest sense. Approximately 20 researchers are employed.
The Institute for Social Law is one of the two research institutes within the department of Labor Law and Social Security Law.
Social-cultural food-research Vrije Universiteit Brussel
FOST aims at the study of the history, sociology, geography, politics, philosophy, archaeology, linguistics, and etnology of food in Europe since Antiquity. It is a multidisciplinary and inter-faculty research unit, with international contacts in Europe and the USA. FOST co-ordindates (PhD) research with regard to food, gastronomy, culinary culture, table manners, and all issues related to common and festive food. It welcomes researchers from ...
Brussels Centre for Urban Studies Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS) represents more than twenty research groups from different departments and faculties of the VUB, and has close ties with the Brussels Studies Institute (BSI), the Brussels University Alliance (BUA), the equivalent networks at the ULB and USL-B, as well as other urban studies centers in Europe and worldwide.
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Analytical, Environmental & Geo-Chemistry Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The scientific approach focuses on the holistic use of biogeochemical tracers, such as elemental concentrations (Cd, Pb, PGE etc.) and isotopic ratios (D/H, 18O/16O, 13C/12C, 15N/14N, 87Sr/88Sr...), - in some cases referred to as "proxies" - that are measured on a substrate (e.g. mineral phase, fossil, mussel-shell, teeth, seawater, phytoplankton, ice cores etc.) to infer specific environmental parameters (such as condition of formation, ...
Chemistry Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The department Chemistry (DSCH) includes research groups dealing with:
- Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC);
- Quantum Chemistry (ALGC);
- Organic Chemistry (ORGC);
- Physical and Colloidal Chemistry (FCOL);
- High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (HNMR).
Earth System Sciences Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The research is essentially focused on the physical environment of the Earth, its evoluation through time, and the interactions between the biosfere and the geosphere; The group carries out active research on a variety of themes: global changes, geosciences, physical geography, hydrology, archeology, oceanography biogeochemistry, remote sensing, geophysics. The accent is on two scientific approaches modeling and isotopic analyses.