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. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Educating students so that they become highly skilled, employable professionals.
  • Conducting applied and fundamental research in specific fields.
  • Developing foreign partnerships.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
351
2020
351 50
2019
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
456
2020
-
2019
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601
2019
601
2018
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
826 -37
2020
789 -21
2019
768
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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. 

Student Reviews

My 1st experience at Hasselt University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hasselt University is a European university with a lot to offer overseas students. The teaching is excellent, and there is a lot of practical activities to keep us busy. The class are taken online and on-campus for local students in Hasselt as well as with other students. The program remains collaborative with other universities that share the teaching, which must have...

Moving minds
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good experience, getting to know other international students and professors

Growing and flexible university which has potential
Provided by U-Multirank rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Hasselt University is known for it's constructive criticism and adapting culture. It is a higher education institution which wants to learn and teach at the same time, because knowledge needs to be shared to get greater knowledge as an output. Here we believe that you can literally question everything and find your answers if you are willing to work for it.

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