Each year, the Federal Science Policy gives funding representing the intervention of Belgium to various education related institutions - public or private, Belgian or foreign. Given the nature and the national or international missions of these institutions, the subsidies or credits continue to be borne by the federal budget.
Academia Belgica of Rome
Since its foundation it has been the aim of Academia Belgica to improve Italian-Belgian scientific and cultural relations. This it does by offering a roof over the heads of Belgian researchers or artists who come to Italy to continue their work or by presenting high-level Belgian artistic or scientific achievements to the Italian public.
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Belgian American Educational Foundation (BEAF)
The Belgian subsidy to the Belgian American Educational Foundation is intended to permit this Foundation to award scholarships to Belgian students in order to encourage them to continue their studies, notably at American universities.
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Cinematek - Royal Film Archive
The Film Archive is a Public Utility Foundation. It is a bicultural institution subsidised by Federal Science Policy and geared to suit both communities. The Film Archive also enjoys permanent support from the National Lottery and the City of Brussels.
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Fulbright Commission, for Educational Exchange between the USA, Belgium and Luxembourg
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's international exchange program, was established in 1946 on former senator J. William Fulbright's initiative. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries, it offers grants to American and foreign nationals to study, teach, lecture and conduct research abroad. The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, located in Brussels, handles the Fulbright Program for the three countries. The Brussels Fulbright Commission also administers a small exchange program in European Union affairs.
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Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES)
The IHES in Bures-sur-Yvette (France) is an advanced research institute in mathematics and theoretical physics with an interest in epistemology and the history of science. The main asset of IHES is its capacity to host some of the best researchers in the world, that are selected by the Scientific Committee and to offer them working conditions at the highest level. From the seventies onwards, IHES was supported by many European Agencies: the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), the Max Planck-Gesellschaft (Germany), the Académie Suisse des Sciences Naturelles, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Netherland), the Statensvidenskabelige Forskningsrad (Denmark) and the Federal Science Policy Office of Belgium.
Hodge fellowships at the IIHES
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and IHES annually offer two 1-year fellowships under the name of Sir William Hodge, the eminent British mathematician whose main interests were in the fields of algebraic and differential geometry. The fellowships will enable outstanding young mathematicians and theoretical physicists to spend some time at IHES.
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Shape International School
By virtue of an agreement concluded with SHAPE on 19 March 1968, Belgium undertook to pay an annual contribution (3% of the budget) to the operating expenses of the SHAPE International School located in Mons.
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Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences
In 1959 the Academy received its name and current functions, since which date it has continuously adjusted its sphere of activities to the changes — and at times the upheavals — undergone by countries overseas. For several decades the activities of the Academy concentrated essentially on Africa, to which it has remained traditionally attached. Nevertheless, over recent years it has diversified its focus of attention and the Academy has gained a more international character by forging bonds with a wide range of scientific organisations.
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Biermans-Lapôtre Foundation of Paris
Created on 10 April 1924, the Biermans-Lapôtre Foundation runs a residence hall on the International Student Campus of Paris. The Foundation welcomes Belgian and Luxembourg students, researchers and professors who come to do a part of their university studies or research at one of the Parisian universities or 'grandes écoles'. Included in the budget of the Federal Science Policy is an annual operating subsidy as well as the salaries of the director and deputy director of the Foundation, furnished by the French and Flemish communities.
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The University Foundation is a public-interest institution created in 1920. The Foundation's mission notably includes performing scientific service and sponsorship activities. The Foundation organises ongoing training programmes in universities and grants financial aid to students and young academics. She grants assistance to scientific associations and learned societies, inter alia subsidising their scientific publications and publishes annually the 'Cahiers de la Fondation universitaire', the'Cahiers van de Universitaire Stichting' and the 'Statistiques universitaires en Belgique', 'Universitaire statistieken in België' (in French and Dutch). The secretariat of various scientific institutions and related organisations is installed in the premises of the Foundation.
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von Karman Institute (VKI)
The VKI, founded in 1957, is an international Belgian non-profit teaching and research institution in the field of aircraft aerodynamics and flow mechanics. Some ten countries from Western Europe, Central Europe and North America take part in the Institute. The institute offers post-university teaching and carries out high-level technological research into flow dynamics in conjunction with its teaching. Students from various NATO countries follow postgraduate teaching here. The von Karman institute has three departments: aeronautics and aerospace, turbo machinery and propulsion, and applied and environmental flows.
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