The Belgian Statistical Society was founded in 1937. In 2017, the Society received royal favor of the King of Belgium, and the Society became the “Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (RSSB)”, with official names in French “Société Royale Belge de Statistique (SRBS)”, and in Dutch “Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek (KVBS)”.
The scope of the Society is to contribute to scientific progress in statistics by promoting co-operation between Belgian statisticians and to help the general public to get better understanding of the place of statistics in the modern world.
The RSSB is a professional body for all statisticians and data analysts. It represents members of the research and teaching community in Belgium in all major fields of statistical science. Researchers and professors from Belgian universities constitute the largest part of its membership. The second largest group is researchers and consultants in pharmaceutical or chemical industry, in the insurance and the banking sector, as well as in computer and software engineering. Statisticians and data analysts from governmental and non-profit organizations make part as well. In total, we have more than 300 members in Belgium.