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Hasselt University

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. 

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

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’s approach to education is unique. We encourage students to look beyond books and classrooms. We equip them with knowledge and skills. Action and interaction. Thinking and doing. Intensive guidance. That is what being a student at UHasselt is all about. Our alumni are critical, engaged, agile and versatile professionals.

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.

Services

Housing services

Accommodation is not covered by registration. Possible hotels/hostels are listed below:

  • Youth Hostel Hasselt
  • De Ploeg Diepenbeek
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Radisson Blue
  • Hotel The Century

Library services

Many students use the library as a place to study. We expect everyone to respect the library's peace and quiet. You can make use of PCs and/or browse the UHasselt network on your laptop/tablet Visitors can make free use of the desktops at hand in the library. Hasselt University students, members of staff and emeriti can also log in on the UHasselt wireless network. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Hasselt University's headquarters are in the Old Prison (Oude Gevangenis) on Hasselt Campus. This building on Martelarenlaan in Hasselt is the first place to go when you first enrol al the university and for all contacts with the student administration as a student.
  • The student administration's services and student facilities, the study coaches and the ombuds person can of course be contacted in Building D (block D) on Diepenbeek Campus.
  • Teaching for the law programme is mainly provided on the city campus in Hasselt.
  • Students on other programmes usually attend classes (in various buildings) on Diepenbeek Campus. Students can commute by public transport between the two campuses.

Accreditation

Hasselt University is an innovative university which has a pronounced international orientation. It stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. This is reflected by its ranking amongst the best 10% universities worldwide in U-Multirank. The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic and social relevance. Hasselt University has an extensive international network and is a partner in a variety of international research and education projects.

Hasselt University is ranked 65th in the Times Higher Education-ranking of universities younger than 50 years. 

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