Presentation of the CRG

Welcome to the Centrum voor Reproductieve Geneeskunde (CRG or Centre for Reproductive Medicine), the fertility clinic of UZ Brussel, the university hospital of the VUB (Free University of Brussels).

ART – what?

ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Treatment. This is the general term for the different fertility treatments: artificial insemination, IVF, IVF-ICSI, IVM, etc.

Our centre specialises in fertility treatments (ART). We have an international reputation as pioneers in the development of ART-techniques and their application. Since the CRG's creation in 1983, more than 23,000 babies have been born following fertility treatment of the parents.
As a university institution within the VUB network, the CRG also has an academic mission: our centre is also a training institute and acts as an engine for scientific research.

Our mission?

Every day we want to dedicate ourselves 100% to fulfil our threefold mission on a high quality level:
  • 100% dedication to protect and optimise the fertility of all our patients and thus help them produce a healthy child;
  • 100% dedication for independent and innovative studies about all aspects of human fertility. For this we invest in a global exchange of researchers in our field of expertise;
  • 100% ambition to increase the knowledge of all stakeholders – researchers, students, parents, children, etc. – as much as possible, by spreading our knowhow through education, training and communication.

International, multilingual, pluralistic

UZ Brussel is associated with the Free University of Brussels (VUB), a Dutch-speaking institution.
Therefore, the language spoken in the hospital and the CRG is Dutch.
However, all staff members speak either French and/or English, the majority does so fluently. A number of staff members also speak German, Spanish and Italian. Thanks to its excellent reputation – scientifically as well as practically, the CRG attracts a large number of patients from abroad.

UZ Brussel respects every religion or ideology.
Don't hesitate to inform us of any religious or other factors that may affect your availability over the course of the treatment. The CRG is always willing to accommodate for Christian holidays, the Jewish Sabbath, the Islamic Ramadan, etc.
Nevertheless IVF treatment could involve a number of medical or practical aspects which may burden you, but that you will nevertheless have to accept in order to keep the chances for success of your treatment acceptable.