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Vesalius College

Vesalius College

Vesalius College, also known commonly as VeCo is a Liberal Arts college situated in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. The college is operated in association with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is named after Andreas Vesalius, one of the first and foremost pioneers in the study of Anatomy who lived during the Renaissance period.

The college introduced a three-year Bachelors Degree program in 2004 in accordance with the Bologna process and is currently phasing out the previous four-year degree program. Vesalius College is one of the few educational institutions in Belgium teaching exclusively in English. It has a relatively small Student Body of around 400 students - a quarter of whom are "study abroad" students who are visiting the college for one or two semesters to indulge themselves in rich Belgian and European culture and obtain transfer credits back at their home universities.

Location

The college has its own administration buildings, lecture rooms and other offices located around Triomflaan and Schoofslaan in the Brussels borough of Oudergem, adjacent to the main Etterbeek campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It also rents a number of classrooms from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel for lectures.

Facilities

On the Triomflaan campus, Vesalius College has its administrative offices, classrooms, a conference room, computer and laptop facilities as well as the Student Lounge and the Writing Centre.

Vesalius College also shares the facilities of the adjacent campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, such as classrooms, the large lecture halls (Aula), computer facilities, the library, the cafeteria, the sports complex with indoor basketball, tennis and squash courts, and gymnasium facilities.

Organisation

Vesalius College has three Majors under the current three-year program:

Student Organisations

The Student Body elects a Student Government every academic year starting at the Fall until the end of Spring. The Vesalius Student Government or VSG for short includes four members: a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. A technical representative acts as a fifth member.

Students are asked to represent their Majors on the Student Council in which issues regarding the school and all things academic are discussed and necessary votes taken.

The college also hosts a variety of clubs with which the students can participate:

  • ViewPoints Magazine
  • Vernacular College Newspaper
  • Vesalius College Model United Nations (VeCo MUN)
  • Sports Club
  • African Students Club
  • Vesalius Original Beer Club (VOBC)
  • Vesalius Business Club (VBC)
  • Vesalius College Karaoke Club
  • Vesalius ``Silver Weasels´´ Ice-Hockey team

Partner Institutions

At present, the College has agreements of varying types with the following colleges, universities and study abroad organizations:

The American University, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Brethren Colleges Abroad
The Council for International Educational Exchange
EDC, Paris, France
Educational Programmes Abroad, London, United Kingdom
Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada
International Studies Abroad
Tec de Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan
Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
New Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA
Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico

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