Everything revolves around you. We make good on this promise in various different ways.
1. Guided autonomous learning
At Hasselt, we aim to teach you how to learn independently. At the start, you will receive intensive guidance. As your academic career progresses you will towards autonomous learning.
2 Plenty of interaction
You are constantly challenged to join in the search for the answer to your questions. There's no one-way traffic at Hasselt: your participation is crucial.
3. Different educational methods
Expect a mix of educational methods, including lectures, interactive lecture (in which you discuss the subject matter), group assignments, practical sessions (in which you do exercises), internships, practicals and laboratory sessions. Varied and result-oriented.
4. Quartiles and semesters
Hasselt University plans to apply a uniform academic calendar in all courses by academic year 2018-2019.
The year will be divided into two semesters of 20 weeks each, and each semester can be divided into two quartiles of 10 weeks each (including revision and exams). We will Ensure that everyone in the first Bachelor's year has exams within the first 10 weeks, gets feedback and is able to adapt his/her learning process very quickly. In these short teaching periods, you will get a small number of programme components, so that you are intensely engaged with the material and so that the workload is spread evenly over the year. Everyone will start and finish the academic year at the same time and have exams at the same time. This will facilitate things such as multidisciplinary collaboration, exchanges with other universities and switching to another brand of study.
As of 2016-2017, this system already applies to the programme in Chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, computer science, business administration and biomedical sciences.
5. Rapid evaluation and feedback
During the first Bachelor's year you will soon reach an initial evaluation point with rapid feedback. (From 2018 to 2019 this will take place within 10 weeks for all students). That way, you will know immediately where you stand and whether your choice of course was the right one. Deliberation will take place after the first and third Bachelor's years.