Hasselt University

Hasselt, Belgium
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. 

About

History

  • 1973: The Limburg University Centre (LUC for short) – the predecessor of Hasselt University - officially opens to students in Diepenbeek, two years after the legal authorisation of the creation of an autonomous university institution in Limburg. LUC starts with six programmes: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, dentistry and medicine.
  • 2005: LUC is renamed Hasselt University.

Education

Hasselt University is an independent, innovative university with strong regional roots, yet with a distinct international orientation. It stands for excellent education, and top-notch research in key domains, and is actively involved in innovation and entrepreneurship. We strive for academic excellence, combined with economic and social relevance. The university also wants to increase participation in higher education, and offers a dynamic environment in which students and staff can fully develop their talents.

Research

Hasselt University has chosen to concentrate a large proportion of its research resources in a number of research institutes. The institutes aim to cover the entire research spectrum, from fundamental research via strategic basic research to the building of concrete applications. Innovative research and the valorisation of it are therefore important components of the university’s research policy.

In order to respond to social and economic challenges, the university chooses to focus research on a number of priority areas. These priority areas are chosen from opportunities that present themselves at regional, national and international level.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Services

Student services

The International Office organises information sessions when new calls are launched, and acts as a link between the applicant and the financing institution if there are any questions. In addition, the International Office is available for:

  • advice about the various financing channels
  • call-specific information and templates / administrative forms
  • general information on Hasselt University
  • revision of Letters of Intent, and arranging for their signature by the rector
  • (support for) submission of project proposals
  • support for the establishment of consortia and new educational initiatives with international partners
  • registration of definitive project proposals in the contract database

Housing services

International students are required to find accommodation by themselves. In doing so they are recommended to follow the suggestions given below and to use the available assistance from UHasselt.

Library services

The Library is equipped with 11 cubicles and three meeting rooms, where students can learn to work together in a group in a professional atmosphere. It offers WiFi-friendly learning and work islands with a vast book collection and a very wide range of electronic journals at your finger tips.

Medical services

If you are from an EEA country you are insured through your own national health service by the European Health Insurance card (EHI). This card covers expenses in case of illness abroad, and is valid for a maximum of one year.

Student Life

Campus life

Hasselt University has two campuses: a green campus outside the city of Hasselt and a campus in town. Hasselt has a population of almost 75 000 and is the administrative and commercial centre of the province.

Student clubs

  • AIESEC Limburg: Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales
  • Ambifaarke: student brass band
  • CCG: Christian Campus Community
  • ESN Hasselt: the association for international and Erasmus students. ESN organises various activities to promote the integration of foreigh students on campus.
  • ExperienceIT: for students with a passion for IT
  • Inderdaad!: a youth group for gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the province of Limburg
  • JOSS: Joint Organisation of Statistics Scholars - an (alumni) association for Master's students in statistics
  • BeMSA Hasselt: Belgian Medical Student Association
  • CDS: Christian Democratic Students
  • LVSV: Liberal Flemish Student Association

Accreditation

  • 4% best Higher education institutions in U-Multirank 2017
  • 73 at Times Higher Education ranking of Young Universities

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