The former two-cycle courses at the colleges have been ‘academised’. This means that the teaching of these courses are embedded in academic research as is the case in the universities. The academisation completed at the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, also the time when the academised EhB courses integrated into the VUB.

The progress of the academisation of the two-cycle EhB courses has been managed and monitored by various councils and committees: the Office of University Research Brussels (BHOB), the Office of Research Association Brussels (BOAB), the Research Council of the VUB (OZR) and the following departmental research committees: TTK, IWT, KCB and RITS.