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

6.395 students

522 doctoral students (of which 38% international students)

1.296 members of staff

  • independent academic staff
  • assisting academic staff
  • administrative and technical staff

2 campuses

  • Diepenbeek Campus
  • Hasselt Campus

17 Bachelor programmes

23 Master programmes (5 English taught)

6 faculties

  • Architecture and Arts
  • Business Management
  • Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Engineering Technology
  • Law
  • Sciences
  • + 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
  • biostatistics
  • visual computing and human-computer interaction
  • new materials
  • road safety and mobility

Structure

Faculties
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.

Departments
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.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


Hasselt University

The international master’s program of Transportation Sciences of Hasselt University is a multidisciplinary master’s program, which trains students to identify transportat ... [+]

FAST FACTS High-quality international master program of 2-years or 120 ECTS, fully accredited Multi-disciplinary take on transportation and traffic safety, including psychological, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural aspects Students gain professional experience through an (international) înternship Taught by renown professors from a leading university and Transportation Research Institute specialized in transportation and traffic safety In the heart of Europe: in between Germany, the Netherlands, France, and the UK Low tuition fees for Belgian, EU and international students

Transportation drives our society

A modern and international transport system is important for moving people, goods and information in a local, regional and (inter)national context. Moreover, it is connected to economic growth! A continuous increase in traffic volumes, for passenger transport as well as freight forwarding transport, leads to major challenges concerning land use, impact on urban areas, traffic safety issues, traffic flow, atmospheric pollution and travel behavior.... [-]

Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek
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Hasselt University

The major Business Process Management (B.P.M.) focuses on the managerial and corporate role of information and information systems and technologies in the corporate world ... [+]

Business Process Management (B.P.M.) is on of the three specializations tracks under the Master of Management, which is an international one-year master program (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments.

The program focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business. The program is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in Business Process Management (B.P.M.), Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) or International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) - three specialization tracks of the program.... [-]

Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek
September 2020
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The specialization International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) focuses on business and marketing strategies in an international environment. Complementary to a more general ... [+]

International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) is on of the three specializations tracks under the Master of Management, which is an international one-year master program (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments.

The program focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business. The program is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in Business Process Management (B.P.M.), Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) or International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) - three specialization tracks of the program.... [-]

Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek
September 2020
English
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1 year
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Hasselt University

The specialization Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) prepares graduates to cope with the current, rapidly changing business environment by developing appropriat ... [+]

Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) is on of the three specializations tracks under the Master of Management, which is an international one-year master program (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments.

The program focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business. The program is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in Business Process Management (B.P.M.), Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) or International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) - three specialization tracks of the program.... [-]

Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek
September 2020
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Hasselt University

The faculty of Architecture and Arts welcomes applications for an innovative international master’s program in interior architecture with a strong focus on adaptive reuse ... [+]

Adaptive Reuse. Exploring Spatial Potentialities & the Poetics of the Existing International Master of Interior Architecture

The faculty of Architecture and Arts welcomes applications for an innovative international master’s program in interior architecture with a strong focus on adaptive reuse.

It is safe to assume that (interior) architects will have to deal increasingly with the transformation and adaptation of the built environment. Today, the role of architecture is being redefined due to demographic, economic and ecological challenges. Transition and reuse take center stage in the practice and theory of the profession. This academic master’s program is innovative as it considers preservation through the act of adaptive reuse instead of mere conservation and restoration.... [-]

Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek
September 2019
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Hasselt University

The Master of Management is an international one-year master program (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments. ... [+]

The Master of Management is an international one-year master program (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments.

The program focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business. The program is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in Business Process Management (BPM), International Marketing Strategy (IMS) and Strategy and Innovation Management (SIM).

The program does not only apply to (business) economics students but also to university graduates in non-economic subject areas, such as engineers, lawyers, psychologists, etc.... [-]

Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek
September 2019
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The master program combines a solid study of principles of applied and biostatistics with up-to-date information on topics such as clinical trials, public health, longitu ... [+]

The need for well-trained biostatisticians, bioinformaticians and epidemiological and public-health scientists is ever increasing, enhanced by the scientific revolution in molecular biology and genetics, and its impact on health and the environment.

Hasselt University’s Master of Statistics with specializations: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology, keeps abreast of such evolutions. The master program combines a solid study of principles of applied and biostatistics with up-to-date information on topics such as clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data, survival analysis, genetics, survey methodology…

The specialization in Bioinformatics makes it possible to keep an even closer pace with the more specific professional needs and skills required due to the development of novel experimental techniques in molecular biology andgenetics.... [-]

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September 2019
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One of the principles we are bearing in mind when setting up the Distance program is to keep it as close to the On-Campus program as possible, not only its content and te ... [+]

From the academic year 2014-2015 onwards, the Master of Statistics has been gradually offered as Distance Learning (DL) Program, next to and in parallel with the on-campus program.

Enrolling for the DL Program means that as a student you will take the program from a distance, i.e. from home, workplace or virtually any place with access to the internet.

The on- and off-campus program are offered in parallel, synchronized as far as practically feasible, and with maximal flexibility. It will be possible to switch between the on-campus and off-campus programs.

The content and learning outcomes within and across courses are identical.

In practice, the study load has proven to be too heavy to combine the full-time program (60 credits) with a job. Combining a part-time program of 30 credits with a (part-time) job is expected to be feasible.... [-]

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Hasselt University Welcomes International Students

STUDENT STORIES

Universiteit Hasselt
Address
Hasselt University Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium
Website
Phone
+32 11 26 81 11
Universiteit Hasselt - Campus Diepenbeek
Address
Campus Diepenbeek: Hasselt University Agoralaan – Gebouw D
B-3590 Diepenbeek, Flanders, Belgium
Phone
+32 11 26 81 11