Location: ISCRAM2005 takes place at the Palace of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, near the Royal Palace and the Parliament Building in Brussels.
Address: Hertogsstraat 1, B-1000 Brussels. Tel: +32 2 550 23 23.
Maps: PDF (208K) with general overview and detailed instructions (car, plane, subway) or image maps of Brussels with indication of location of the Academy.
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
The first academy in Belgium was founded in 1772 by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. The Imperial and Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters of Brussels was the imperial power”s instrument for organising and controlling intellectual life in the Austrian Low Countries. This institution did not survive the French occupation of the Belgian regions. William I, king of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands since 1815, reinstituted the academy in 1816. It found its permanent place in the social order only after Belgium had become independent in 1830. In 1845 it acquired the title “AcadÈmie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres, et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique”, and it was divided into three classes: science, humanities, and fine arts.
The Academy is an autonomous, independent and multidisciplinary learned society for the practice and promotion of science and culture. H.M. the King is patron of the institution.
The Academy serves as a focus of collaboration for scholars inside the country and a link between them and foreign scholars. Therefore it organises meetings, symposia and colloquia, it offers publication opportunities to young scientists and scholars, promotes international relations with the help of foreign Academies (agreements with different Academies as well within the framework of ALLEA, ICSU, International Academic Union) and it carries out long-term publication projects.
The academy is housed in the Academy House, together with four sister academies, near the Royal Palace and the Parliament Building in Brussels. Its address is Hertogsstraat 1, B-1000 Brussels.