or apply for a place on our postgraduate programmes.

Welcome to the Brussels Diplomatic Academy!

Whether you are starting out on your career in economic diplomacy or international business, seeking to enhance your existing knowledge and skills, or looking for events where you can connect with potential partners, the Brussels Diplomatic Academy has what you need.

Our alumni have described our programmes as follows: ‘…sophisticated programme’ … ‘outstanding teaching’ ‘…a unique value proposition in comparison to other universities’ … ‘high calibre, experienced lecturers combined with the small group teaching method’… ‘a valuable choice for a solid future in Diplomacy and International Trade’…’I can only highly recommend this programme’.

Launched in 2013, the BDA provides a range of services to diplomats and business people and those aspiring to become them. With our education and training programmes, our webinars, lectures, conferences and executive trainings, the BDA equips entrepreneurs and their counterparts in the civil service with the necessary skills, knowledge and connections to excel in their fields.

We are proud to be an integral part of the VUB that is nonetheless connected to the real worlds of economic diplomacy and international business. We know we have the expertise and opportunities to help expand your diplomatic and international business horizons. You just need to let us!

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy, where diplomacy and business meet!


Launch of BDA Currents!

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy and academic publishing house ASP cordially invite you to the online launch of the first issue of The BDA Currents. The BDA Currents is an annual report on wider geopolitical factors affecting the world of economic diplomacy, issued by the Brussels Diplomatic Academy. The first volume scrutinizes the impact of the …

Celebrating India @75 – India: A Global Actor in the Geopolitical Arena

On Tuesday 11 May, join the Embassy of India, the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, the Policy Center for the New South and our guests to hear from H.E. Mr. Santosh Jha, Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU in this wide-ranging Webinar on the topic “India: A Global Actor in the Geopolitical Arena.” This …

Come and study at the BDA!

Do you have an interest in economic diplomacy or international business, or even both? The Brussels Diplomatic Academy postgraduate programmes provide education and training in all of them. Our specialised curricula have been developed by those who have worked in these fields and who understand the importance of a good academic and practical educational background. …

New Webinar Series: first event on the 11th of March

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy is starting a new Webinar series from March – July 2021, to explore and debate issues across the rich diversity of the Academy’s geographic & thematic areas of expertise. Join the first webinar in the series entitled Cultural Diplomacy in Turbulent Times, on the 11th of March at 2-3pm CET. The …

17 Dec: Cybersecurity and Russian Interference webinars

  2020 has demonstrated the need for secure online services, whether financial or democratic. Whilst cybercrime targets FinTech across the world, traditional forms of repression are used against voters and protesters in Belarus, just as digital platforms are used to promote regime change. The first of these webinars, Cybersecurity: A Secure way to FinTech, will …