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Hasselt University

Hasselt University

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. 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

6.433 students

604 doctoral students (of which 43% international students)

1.400 members of staff

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

2 campuses

  • Diepenbeek Campus
  • Hasselt Campus

17 Bachelor programmes

30 Master programmes (5 English taught)

6 faculties + 2 school

  • Architecture and Arts
  • Business Management
  • Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Engineering Technology
  • Law
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Sciences
  • + School of Transportation Sciences
  • + School of Educational Studies

4 Research institutes + 3 Researh Centres

  • Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED)
  • Data Science Institute (Censtat)
  • Institute for Materials Research (imo-imomec)
  • Institute for Environmental Sciences (CMK)
  • Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM)
  • Transportation Research Centre (IMOB)
  • Limburg Clinical Research Centre (LCRC)


International Rankings

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.


  • Hasselt

    Hasselt University Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 , Hasselt

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  • Diepenbeek

    Campus Diepenbeek: Hasselt University Agoralaan – Gebouw D, B-3590, Diepenbeek