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.
It organises appealing bachelor's, master's and PhD programmes with a strong academic reputation, characterised by being firmly rooted in research on the one hand, and the integration of 'lifelong employability' on the other. The study programmes make use of innovative and effective educational and learning methods.
The guarantee of excellent academic education, based on innovative insights regarding learning and instruction, can only be realised if that education is approached in a scientifically sound manner. Hasselt University is therefore commited to educational research, and has developed a structure in which educational experts and researchers from that particular discipline can work together on topics relevant to education. As well as yielding research results that will benefit the quality and innovativeness of education, this will also contribute to the educational professionalisation of the team of lecturers.