Students at a Belgian university demanded changes and released a form to report abuse earlier this month after news broke of harassment in the dentistry programme.
Two professors from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) were suspended and an internal investigation was launched earlier in June after a 97-page report documenting abuse and harassment was submitted to the university.
In a Facebook post on 5 June, the ULB Office of Student Administrators (BEA) demanded several changes be made to the evaluation and disciplinary processes to prevent such harassment in the future.
It asks that administration pay more attention to the dentistry programme, reviews regulations regarding disciplinary commissions, and that the BEA is included in this process, among other requests.
Students in the dentistry programme dispute the university’s claim that it did not know about the abuse, saying through the BEA that officials “have been aware for several years of recurrent harassment in the dentistry section.”
The student statement and form were sent to ULB students via email.
The Brussels Times