VIB is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute, with a clear focus on groundbreaking strategic basic research in life sciences and operates in close partnership with the five universities in Flanders – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Hasselt University.

Each campus hosts one or more VIB Research Centers and/or Core Facilities.

Ghent University Campus

The Ghent University hosts 3 VIB research centers and 5 VIB Core facilities.

The  UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM I accommodates

  • VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
  • VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
  • VIB Bioimaging Core
  • VIB Metabolomics Core
  • VIB Protein Core
  • VIB Screening Core


The UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM II hosts 

  • VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
  • VIB Proteomics Core

KU Leuven Campus

The KU Leuven hosts 3 VIB Research Centers and 3 VIB Core facilities.

Building O&N4 on the Campus Gasthuisberg of KU Leuven is accommodating

  • VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
  • VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research
  • VIB Bioimaging Core
  • VIB Nucleomics Core
  • VIB Metabolomics Core

Campus Arenberg of KU Leuven together with the Bio Incubator in Leuven and the Rega Institute on the campus Gasthuisberg are all locations for

  • VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology

University of Antwerp Campus

The University of Antwerp offers accomodation to 1 VIB Research Center.

The Drie Eiken campus of the University of Antwerp in Wilrijk hosts

  • VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Campus

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel Campus hosts 2 VIB Research Centers and 2 VIB Core facilities.

Building E on the Vrije Universiteit Brussel Campus in Etterbeek is home to

  • VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology 
  • 1 lab of VIB Center for Inflammation Research 
  • VIB Nanobody Core 
  • VIB NMR Core

Hasselt University Campus

The Hasselt University Campus at Diepenbeek hosts 1 lab of

  • VIB Center for Inflammation Research

Imec Campus

The Imec campus provides accommodation for

  • NERF, a joint initiative of imec, KU Leuven and VIB