Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has its origins in the founding of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1832 and became an independent university in 1971. It has 7 Colleges and about 3.000 members of staff for a student population of about 11.000. VUB has a long tradition of engagement with China and of research related to China, initially through close personal contact but since 5 years institutionalised in the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS).
The expertise for this project is provided by BICCS and by the Centre for Private and Economic Law (PREC). PREC is a research and teaching centre that focuses on economic and financial law from a comparative, European and international perspective. It has been a founding member of the RUCHIN Network that offers PhD degrees in comparative economic law from a cross disciplinary perspective in EU-China law.
VUB website: www.vub.ac.be/en