For its open and multicultural society

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For several years, Belgium has featured among the top 3 most globalised countries in the world according to the ranking by the Swiss Economic Institute (Kof). In addition to French, the official language in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the majority of the population speaks English, especially in the capital.

The higher education bodies of Wallonia-Brussels are particularly active on the international stage: in particular, they continue to develop new partnerships with foreign institutions to facilitate and enhance the mobility of students and researchers: about 20% of students (40% at doctorate level) enrolled in higher education in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation are of foreign origin.