Hasselt University is a young, dynamic centre of expertise for teaching, research, and service provision. It regards it as its social responsibility to contribute actively to a sustainable and innovative region. It aspires to be a hub in this innovation web. Hasselt University, therefore, attaches great importance to cooperation with other centres of expertise, companies, government agencies and organizations in Limburg and beyond.
As one of the drivers of regional innovation, Hasselt University focuses specifically on:
- educating students so that they become highly skilled, employable professionals;
- conducting applied and fundamental research in specific fields and encouraging practical applications from that research;
- spreading its knowledge and expertise through collaboration with industry and other external partners;
- developing foreign partnerships.
Basic principles in the implementation of these key roles are academic and scientific freedom, social engagement, attention to ethical standards and awareness of wider implications – without ideological discrimination.
For Hasselt University, the development of the human potential of all its students and staff comes first.
Facts and figures
522 doctoral students (of which 38% international students)
1.296 members of staff
- independent academic staff
- assisting academic staff
- administrative and technical staff
- Diepenbeek Campus
- Hasselt Campus
17 Bachelor programmes
23 Master programmes (5 English taught)
- Architecture and Arts
- Business Management
- Medicine and Life Sciences
- Engineering Technology
- + School of Transportation Sciences
6 Research institutes
- Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED)
- Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK)
- Centre for Statistics (I-BioStat)
- Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM)
- Institute for Materials Research (imo-imomec)
- Transportation Research Institute (IMOB)
6 research priorities
- life sciences
- environmental technology
- visual computing and human-computer interaction
- new materials
- road safety and mobility
Hasselt University has six faculties that control teaching and research. Each faculty forms an education management team (OMT) and an Examination Board for each programme.
Various departments operate within the faculties. These bring together all staff performing research and teaching within the same discipline. Each department, in turn, consists of one or more research groups. These are responsible for the organization of specialist research.
Running across this classic tree structure of faculties, research groups and departments are the research institutes. These group together researchers from different research groups who perform research in certain priority areas. The entire research spectrum is covered in this way, from fundamental research via applied research to practical applications.