FLAMES is an inter-university training network rooted in the five Flemish universities: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University, Hasselt University, University of Antwerp, KU Leuven – University of Leuven.

This network aims to support young researchers in their pursuit of best-in-class training in methodology and statistics by providing an overarching, structural, large and high-quality course offer for doctoral students and young empirical researchers. In addition, our courses are open to participants from outside academia. Flemish universities provide world class science and teaching and stand for high quality experiences.

The overall goal is to strengthen research across the universities in a spirit of collaboration, while the participation of persons from the other sectors (among others public and private sector) can facilitate the interaction between the industry and the academic world.

FLAMES seeks to optimize, intensify, and extend the methodological and statistical training currently offered by Flemish universities.



VIB (Flemish Institute for Biotechnology) offers scientific and technical skills courses to help VIB and non-VIB researchers to excel as a scientist in increasingly interdisciplinary and fast-evolving times. It is convinced that next to being an excellent scientist, being a great people and project manager, having clear communication and presentation skills, and many other soft skills are equally important in one’s career. TRAINING at VIB gives scientists and support staff the opportunity to put together a personal, high-quality training program tailored to each individual career path and ambition.

Training at VIB consists of four main categories: Science, Skills, Bioinformatics & Coaching.


VAIA, the Flanders AI Academy, is a collaboration between all the universities and universities for applied sciences and arts in Flanders. We aim to let professionals and researchers learn about artificial intelligence: to recognise and use the possibilities. We channel the available expertise on AI from the academic to the business world, thus contributing to the Flemish knowledge economy. With our accessible range of courses and training, we aim to stimulate everybody to adopt lifelong learning.