Hasselt University is structured as a matrix organisation, directing education and research in an integrated manner.
At the highest level we distinguish the 6 faculties and schools. They manage the academic education and research policy of the faculty or school. Every faculty counts several capacity groups. They group all staff members conducting research and teaching within the same discipline. Each capacity group consists of one or more research groups, responsible for the organisation of the specialised research.
This classical tree structure of faculties, capacity groups and research groups is traversed by the research institutes. The 6 research institutes work interdisciplinary and consist of researchers from different research groups conducting research within a particular research area. The entire research spectrum is covered, from fundamental research via applied research to practical applications. The research institutes aim at achieving a critical mass and greater visibility, which in turn increases the efficiency of the research.