Created in 2014 to work on Minister Marcourt’s vision, Ares (Academy of Research in Higher Education) is a superstructure that contains the representatives of Higher Education in French-speaking Belgium.
According to figures on the school population in French-speaking Belgium, provided by the Brussels-Wallonia Federation, less students at primary and secondary school attended morale lessons between 2005 and 2014.
The number of children that leave secondary school without qualifications in Flanders has gone down, from 9,500 in 2010 to 8,000 in 2013.
On Monday, the student circle Boycott-Disinvestment-Sanctions (BDS) at the ULB denied any anti-Semitic behavior.

Gender gap persists in education

Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:21
Differences in academic performance between the sexes persist in some OECD member countries, pointed out the OECD on Thursday in a report based on analysis of the findings of 2012 Pisa poll on the differences between boys and girls.
The number of requests for a study grant has exploded over the last few years, going from 36,331 for the 2002-2003 school year to 47,251 for 2012-2013. This is a 30% increase in 10 years, reported the Sunday edition of La Dernière Heure. For many, the cause of this huge…
The Eastern Flanders Prosecutor’s office, Ypres section, has opened an inquiry into the death of a 13 year old teenager.
At a time when Brussels schools are feeling the strain of the demographic boom, the Brussels Statistics Institute (Institut bruxellois de statistiques, IBSA) has revealed that more than 36,000 pupils who live outside Brussels attend schools in the capital.
Twelve former deans of medicine are asking the Higher Education Minister for the Wallonia Brussels Federation, Jean-Claude, Marcourt (PS) to abandon his project of filtering students at the end of the first year of studying medicine.

More and more students turn to CPAS

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:48
In June last year, the number of students that benefit from a Social Reintegration Revenue (RIS) hit 13,968, compared to just 4,184 in 2003.