UACES Student Forum Research Conference

University of Kent in Brussels, 9-10 May 2016

This two-day research conference will provide a friendly environment in which postgraduate students can gain experience of presenting research and develop contacts with other researchers in their field. The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and proposals are welcome from students working in the field of European Studies within various disciplines. The research conference offers an ideal introduction to the UACES community.

Funding is available to help towards the cost of travel and accommodation for papergivers. Further details will be available soon.

The Call for Papers opens on 3 February 2016


Brussels School of International Studies

Espace Rolin

Boulevard Louis Schmidt 2a

1040 Brussels, Belgium



A draft programme is available here.


Brussels is the administrative capital of the EU and is quickly becoming a hot spot for weekend getaways and holidays. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers there are many attractions. It is a centre of European culture, officially nicknamed ‘the European Village’ and therefore a fitting environment to discuss contemporary European issues.


Brussels has a variety of hotels and hostels to choose from, for hotels, hostels and B&Bs visit:

Getting There


Brussels has two main airports: Brussels Airport and Brussels Charleroi Airport

Brussels Airport mainly serves long-haul international flights from outside of Europe. Participants can get the Airport Line, which is a 30-minute express service between Brussels Airport and the European quarter.

Brussels Charleroi Airport is 60 minutes from the centre of Brussels by shuttle bus - there are no direct train routes. The shuttle bus starts running at 3.30am and here is a bus every 30 minutes costing 5 Euros. Flights from Eastern, Central and Western Europe are most likely to land here.


The Etterbeek train station is located some 250 metres from the University of Kent in Brussels offices and provides regular connections with Schuman and both Brussels North and Brussels Midi stations (Eurostar connections).


The University of Kent in Brussels is a short walk (10 minutes) from the Petillon Metro Station.


To visit the University of Kent in Brussels take the 7 or 25 and alight at the Arsenal stop, the university is just across the road.


To travel to the University of Kent in Brussels by bus you should take the 34 bus from Porte du Namur/Trone and alight at the Arsenal stop.

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