- Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Prof. François Englert, ARB associate member (class: “Sciences”).
- ARB organized successful international Symposia such as “Democracy halted?” or “Human Being: an animal like the others?”, on the occasion of the 100th death anniversary of Alfred Wallace.
- Initiated by the class “Technology & Society”, a LavoisierChair was created. Its general theme is the role that science and technology should play in contributing to the fight against poverty. The first chair was attributed to Professor PhilippeKourilsky.