Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
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Mission and values

UZ Brussel at all times puts patients first and values them as human beings, regardless of origin, language, social status or beliefs and with respect for everyone’s right to self-determination.



Accessible basic healthcare and highest quality advanced technology

The UZ Brussel strives at the regional, national and international levels to offer a complete range of certified healthcare services conforming to the highest quality standards. This comprises both basic medical care and cutting-edge technologies and is accessible to all.

Education and unshackled research

As a university hospital, UZ Brussel fulfils a teaching function while also conducting scientific research. It endorses the core values of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel of which it is part: the principle of ‘unrestricted research’ and the principle of ‘democratic decision-making’. The hospital works closely with the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy as with other faculties.

General healthcare in the Dutch language

UZ Brussel also fulfils a position as a general hospital in Flanders, in particular in Brussels. It is the only Dutch-language hospital in Brussels, with Dutch as the common language. At the same time, the hospital takes pride in its openness to all, regardless of language, nationality or religion.

Open, Committed, Innovative, Independent

The UZ Brussel aspires to being a committed and innovative working community, grounded in open humanistic ethics and active pluralism. UZ Brussel also assumes an active social mission: it believes that quality medicine should be accessible to all with minimal financial barriers.


UZ Brussel – Seek, know, help

Alain Dupont, dean of the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Alain Dupont

One of the core values of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy is unshackled research and free critical thought. This explains why this faculty and university have played such a vital role in important and socially relevant themes such as abortion, palliative care, euthanasia, and the development of innovative fertility treatment.