BRUSSELS STUDIES INSTITUTE

The research plateform on Brussels

The BSI is a contact and coordination network for scientific research on Brussels.

Friday 27 September
BRusAc

Défis planétaires : comment agir ? Prof. Riccardo Petrella (UCL)

Thursday 17 October
Midis de l'IRIB

[FR] Les déplacements entre Bruxelles et sa périphérie : des situations contrastées

Wednesday 6 November
Midis de l'IRIB

[FR] Le logement à Bruxelles entre héritage et perspectives. Trente ans de politique de l’habitat pour quel avenir ?

Monday 25 November
Midis de l'IRIB

[FR/NL] Bruxelles: een stad, een gewest én een gemeenschap – Een gedachtenexperiment voor Brussel: vers une intégration des communes, des communautés et de la Région (Intervention bilingue)

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Key information on Brussels

RESEARCHES

The BSI produces research on Brussels

The BSI brings together multi-institutional and multidisciplinary research groups to answer the many questions raised by the societal challenges of the city-region.

DISSEMINATION AND DOCUMENTATION

The BSI develops reference works on Brussels

The BSI's mission is to enable as many people as possible to obtain easy and reliable information about the Brussels-Capital Region.

How do we do it?

1

Promoting interuniversity cooperation

THE BSI WANTS TO OVERCOME (INTERNAL) INSTITUTIONAL BOUNDARIES THUS CONNECTING THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY IN BRUSSELS

2

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach

THE COMPLEXITY OF BRUSSELS NECESSITATES AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH. AS SUCH, THE BSI BRINGS TOGETHER SCHOLARS FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES.

3

Crossing linguistic boundaries

CONNECTING RESEARCHERS WITH A DIFFERENT LINGUISTIC BACKGROUND: BY DEVELOPING ACTIVITIES TRANSCENDING THE TWO TRADITIONAL LINGUISTIC COMMUNITIES IN BRUSSELS ON THE ONE HAND AND ENGAGING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC COMMUNITY ON THE OTHER HAND.

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Functioning as an intellectual hub with actors of the Brussels society

CREATING COLLABORATIVE INSTRUMENTS CONNECTING THE ACADEMIC REALM AND THE CIVIL SOCIETY, POLITICAL ACTORS, MEDIA AND CITIZENS.

The BSI leads a research ecosystem in Brussels

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The BSI works hand in hand with its two sister organizations: the electronic journal Brussels Studies and the Brussels Academy, an urban and civic university.

The BSI is the privileged partner of the Brussels urban studies networks: Ebxl (ULB), BCUS (VUB) and IRIB (USL-B). The BSI also brings together 29 research centres.

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