Boost your career with artificial intelligence
Boost your knowledge with AI
The Flanders AI Academy or VAIA is a collaboration between all the universities in Flanders. We provide courses and trainings in AI for professionals and researchers in Flanders. Our aim is to unlock the expertise in the academic research institutions so it can flow towards the work force of our society. In this way we help ensure the (future) economic competitiveness of Flanders. With our wide range of accessible courses and trainings, we aim to stimulate everybody to adopt lifelong learning.
The three methods of VAIA:
VAIA collects courses and trainings on AI and helps people towards a fitting course.
We support educators with our expertise on lifelong learning and AI.
If there is no course for a specific target group or need, VAIA will develop and organize these courses on AI.
Flanders has been conducting high-quality academic research into artificial intelligence (AI) for years in its universities and research centres. Although this expertise is available, the knowledge of applied AI in the Flemish business community, non-profit sector and government is still very limited. In other words, we have all the information but don’t use it to our advantage.
We want Flemish employees to have the necessary information and skills to incorporate technological innovations into their work. Not only will it increase Flanders’ economic strength, but it will also render it future-proof.
Flanders AI Academy is part of the pillar ‘Awareness, training and ethical framework’ of the Flemish AI Policy Plan, unfolded by the Flemish Government in 2020. The Academy started its activities in 2021.