Rectors Seminar: Academic leadership for Open Science



UNICA Rectors Seminar:

Academic Leadership for Open Science

Université libre de Bruxelles, 14 September 2018

Venue: Bibliothèque Solvay - Solvay Library & European Parliament


The UNICA Rectors Seminar will address the role of Academic Leadership in developing and implementing Open Science policies and will offer a unique opportunity to discuss different Open Science strategies and the financial and strategic impact on the Universities, the Academic Community and society at large.


In the afternoon of 14 September, all the participants of the Rectors Seminar are invited to attend the ULB Academic Opening ceremony which will be held at the European Parliament on the theme “The Europe of knowledge", with the confirmed participation of Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

The Rectors are invited to wear their academic gowns during the ceremony. 



  • Rectors Seminar: Solvay Library, Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard 137 - 1040 Brussels
  • ULB Academic Opening ceremony: Building of the European Parliament


Target audience

Rectors/Presidents, Vice-Rectors/Vice-Presidents, Deans, other representatives of Academic Leadership


The participation in the Seminar is free of charge. Travel and accommodation of participants is to be covered by their Universities or the participants themselves.



Download the programme (as of 2 July 2018)

Download the "save the date"



Please complete and submit the registration form by 5 September 2018. 



Please noteEach participant is kindly requested to proceed with his/her own booking using the instructions provided below. Filling in the online registration form does not mean your room will be booked automatically.

The Université libre de Bruxelles has kindly pre-booked a number of hotel rooms for the participants. Both hotels are located at a walking distance from the venue of the Seminar (Solvay Library). 


The following hotel options are available:


Address: Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels


  • Single occupancy: 145.00 euro per night;
  • Double occupancy: + 20.00 euro per night.
  • Breakfast included. City tax of 4.24 euro per night is not included. 

Booking procedure: Please download, fill in and sign the room reservation form  and send a scan of the form to (Attn: Group Reservations). 

Booking deadline: 02/08/2018



Address: Rue de la Loi 75, B-1040 Brussels


  • 13 September 2018: Single occupancy: 150.00 euro per night; Double occupancy: 170.00 euro per night
  • 14 September 2018: Single occupancy: 90.00 euro per night; Double occupancy: 110.00 euro per night
  • Breakfast included. City tax of 4.24 euro per night is not included. 

Booking procedure: Please book your room at the following link:

Booking deadline: 24/08/2018


Contact & more information

For further information, please contact Ms Laura Brossico (UNICA Secretariat): 



Friday, 14 September, 2018
Host Institution: 
Université Libre de Bruxelles