About Brussels


Brussels is the capital of Belgium, a small but fascinating kingdom in the centre of Europe. It has everything you could possibly want, all in less than 31,000 km². Historical cities, beautiful nature, amazing architecture, the sea, art, gastronomy and – let’s not forget – more than eleven and a half million warm-hearted Belgians. They are among the most creative and enterprising of all Europeans. The most surreal, you say? Yes, that too!

In the past Belgium has been Burgundian, Spanish, Austrian, French and Dutch territory. Today it’s a federal state with three regions: Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south and the Brussels-Capital Region, more or less in the middle. Oh yes, there are also three communities in Belgium: one Flemish, one French and one German-speaking. Complicated, you say? It is, rather.

Beer, chocolate and comic books are never far away, you’ll come across them in all kinds of places. But don’t forget to explore all the other traditions that make life in Belgium so unique. From cycling during the day to the latest nightlife trends. Come and see for yourself!

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Leopold park in Brussels, Belgium

Odisee is a university of applied sciences with 6 campuses: in Aalst, Brussels, Dilbeek, Schaarbeek, Ghent and Sint-Niklaas. Each campus is dynamic centre of education, research and social services, located at the heart of Belgium. Odisee is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Flanders and offers team-based education with a personal approach. Our experience gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence for your further career. We offer you the opportunity to broaden your horizons by meeting new people from all over the world. Your studies will become a new challenge in which science converges with the art of education. Odisee is a member of the KU Leuven Association, a network of five universities of applied sciences and one university backed by an impressive system of national partners with more than 80.000 students in 23 cities and municipalities.

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