Academy for Research and Higher Education
The Academy for Research and Higher Education (Académie de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur – ARES) is the federation of the French-speaking HEIs of Belgium. As a public interest body, it is responsible for supporting these institutions in their teaching, research and community service missions. It brings together 5 universities, 19 university colleges, 16 schools of arts and numerous adult higher education institutions. As a unique platform, ARES carries out the general coordination for the HE sector in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.