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Location and travelling

The Annual Conference will take place at the following address:

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Brussels Humanities, Science and Engineering Campus

Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Ixelles (Brussels)


Brussels is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. Brussels is the most densely populated and the richest region in Belgium in terms of GDP per capita. As the headquarters to the European Union and NATO, this metropolis is often referred to as The Capital of Europe. While certainly international, it offers more than governmental buildings to uphold this well-earned title. It is the ultimate European city with a mosaic of languages and cultures paving a way for a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. With over 80 museums, the King’s Palace and a wealth of history, culture is equally accessible. 


Brussels has an excellent public transportation network. The Brussels Humanities, Science and Engineering Campus is very well connected with the city centre, the main train stations of the city, and Zaventem Airport. In the annexes of this Call for papers, you will find a reachability sheet with all the transport connections available from the Campus and also a Metro map. The campus has a railway station, two metro stops (Pétillon and Hankar), a tram stop (line 7 and 25), and several bus lines passing. 

How to reach the campus

The INFER Annual Conference 2019 takes place on Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is easily accessible by public transport.

  • From the Brussels National Airport

Once in the Brussels National Airport, you can arrive to the campus by train (without transfers in around 25 minutes) and by bus (with one transfer in the Quartier Européen and in around 45 minutes)

The train stop in the airport is on the basement level-1, below the terminal. For arriving to the VUB campus take the train at the airport direction Dinant and stop in Etterbeek.

The bus platform is located on the level 0 and the Airport line is number 12 to Luxembourg Square. From there you can arrive to the VUB with the bus number 95.

  • From the Bruxelles-Midi train station

From Bruxelles Midi Station, you can take a train and stop at Etterbeek station. The STIB provides an easy-to-use trip planner pointing out the different possibilities by train, tram and bus to the Etterbeek Station (or the tram station on the opposite side of the road). From there, a 5 minute walk brings you to the venue on the university campus (cf. map below).


The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a partnership with the U-Residence. The U-Residence is a brand new residence that provides accommodation for short term stays, as well as for longer periods. The residence is located right next to the campus and is within a walking distance from train, tram and bus stations.


The single rooms can be offered for €75/night. Double rooms (two single separate beds) are also available for €100/night. Please, contact them directly as soon as possible because places are limited.

More information can be found on http://www.u-residence.be/en/.