03 May 2016

Scientists of the Liège University (ULg) have discovered a planetary system which is particularly appropriate in the search for extraterrestrial life. The system contains three planets comparable to the earth that can possibly create and support life.

09 May 2016

The ULB Neuroscience Institute has just revealed that the NMDA receptor for glutamate, a primordial gene in synaptic plasticity, plays a major role in the phenomena of procedural memory and motor control.

12 May 2016

Scientists of KULeuven, in collaboration with the University of Ghent, have discovered a new type of cell division which had never been described before. This cell division explains genetic differences within one embryo. The researchers came to this discovery after analysing cow embryos.

02 May 2016

Kruibeke-based aerospace company Verhaert has been awarded an important contract by ESA (European Space Agency). The company will create earth-based applications on the basis of the ESA technology. Aerospace technology often leads to groundbreaking innovations and applications in everyday life.

Events

28 May 2016

Saturday 28 May, from 10 AM to 6 PM, Brussels revolves around Europe. The European institutions open their doors to the general public and organise a large number of activities.

Kingdom of Belgium

Capital   Brussels
Area   30,528 km²
Population   11 million
Population Density   365 inhabitants/km²
Languages   Dutch, French, German
Political System   Monarchy
Head of State   H.M. King Philippe
Hymn   Brabançonne
Motto   Strength through Unity
Currency   Euro
GDP   $524,8 Billion

Did you know ?

Did you know that Karl Marx (1818-1883) wrote his famous Manifesto while he was in exile in Brussels?