The fundamental objective of the association is to maintain and
develop solidarity and brotherhood bonds between all graduates of
the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the
Université Libre de Bruxelles, and the Solvay Business School and
Economische Wetenschappen at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and to
contribute to the prosperity of these schools, as well as the
development and propagation of their education, respectful of the
philosophical principles of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and
the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Our by-laws are available in a PDF version in French and in Dutch, as well as our Governance Charter.
The purpose of the association is :
- To hoist our school amongst the top European Business Schools
while fully using everyone's specificity and complementarity
(students, teachers, graduates).
- To serve the school's graduates on the long term, thus
contributing to the permanent accreditation by EQUIS.
- Reinforce the network by :
- Organizing it better each year; by its diversity and its
- Creating a variety of events, sharing information, experience
and organizing various activities.
- Coaching and helping members who request our support.
- Make the graduates sensitive to the school's financial
- To improve and convince, when necessary, of the association's
- Maintain the quality of the diplomas and certifications
delivered by the Solvay Schools.
All activities are now structured around five
activity areas which have been identified during the
strategic work carried out in the early part of 2011:
Develop a unique, effective and diversified networking place where
all community members feel at home developing their professional
contacts and businesses.
Offer an integrated set of coaching and mentorship activities, as
well as internships and job offers, to help students and alumni
define, reposition and boost their careers.
Help both alumni and the schools to remain up to date in
university study areas and in the topics alumni need to meet their
Support SBS-EM and SBS-ES through defining and delivering relevant
education to students and alumni, and supporting the schools'
important financial needs.
Impact on business and society
Contribute to the "Voice of Solvay" in Belgium and abroad by
promoting alumni participation in private, public and
non-governmental organizations, and by helping the community to be
heard on important society-related issues.
4 Integrative Functions
These 5 pilars support our 4 integrative functions:
Geographical integration, with our alumni who
are present in more than 65 countries around the globe;
Generational integration, with the hardly 600
new graduates who join every year the ranks of the Solvay Schools
Linguistic integration, with a population that
is trilingual (French, Dutch and English speaking), and where
everyone should feel at home;
New Schools' products, to gather in our
association alumni who followed different programs of the Solvay
Membership is open to all SBS-EM and SBS graduates, membership
as supporting member can also be given to anyone who has followed a
"non-degree" cursus in our school. Membership of Honour may be
attributed to any deserving Belgian or foreign personality judged
worthy of such a distinction due to his/her world-wide situation,
or for lent services to the association or to the university.
The general assembly is the main body of the association and
groups the active members. It appoints the members of the board of
directors and insures a minimum of representatives of the school's
graduates. It also appoints an executive committee composed of a
president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, a managing
director, a person in charge of fund raising, another person in
charge of co-ordinating the activities, and a person in charge of
The income of the association comes from its membership fees,
gifts, legacies or subsidies and from the result of its