The VUB and EhB strive to gain a maximum expansion of research collaborations in basic and applied research, including practical scientific research (PWO). They can do this with association-linked research groups.
To qualify for accreditation the research group must be composed of at least two faculty members or from a strong framework of at least five pre and/or post-doctoral researchers and technical staff, including a senior academic staff member. These parameters have been set up by the VUB Research Council.
The Research Group THEA (Theatricality and Reality) was established on the 2nd February, 2011 with the intention to join existing expertise in the field of theatre studies with an informal working group which would provide the necessary formal framework to materialise long-term ambitions at the same time.