Inclusive organisation

As an inclusive organisation, Hasselt University constantly works to enhance access to higher education, increase educational opportunities, and make all students and staff feel at home.

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A strong commitment for gender and inclusion

The decision to define inclusion as one of its four main priorities highlights Hasselt University's unrelenting commitment to gender and inclusion. In the past few years, several initiatives were taken:

  • In 2014, Hasselt University developed its ‘Gender Policy Plan’. In 2023, the Inclusion Plan "Together for a diverse and inclusive UHasselt" 2023 - 2030 was approved.
  • UHasselt is a co-signatory of the Gender in Academia Charter(2019), spearheaded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) and the Young Academy. With the Charter, Flemish universities renew their commitment to gender equality.

  • In 2021, UHasselt launched a Contact Point unacceptable behavior. All staff and students can report – in full confidence – transgressive behaviour by a student, co-worker or visitor.

Inclusion plan UHasselt 2023-2030

Gender in Academia Charter

Contact Point unacceptable behavior

Inclusion Committee

To foster a more inclusive organisation, UHasselt established a steering committee with representatives and experts from central services and Faculties. The so-called Inclusion Committee formulates strategic and operational policy. It is mandated to align the 'UHasselt Inclusion Plan' and all policy relating to inclusion issues – in education, research, internationalisation, human resources, etc. – with the overarching strategy of UHasselt. It also advises the University on potential measures and monitors the indicators intended.

Inclusivity Award

At the start of the academic year, Hasselt University and Het Belang van Limburg hand out the Inclusivity Award to an extraordinary individual or group committed to advancing inclusion at UHasselt.

The award wants to provide a tailwind to initiatives set up by UHasselt students, alumni and staff that enhance higher education participation of disadvantaged youth. The winner receives a cheque of 1,500 euros. Are you committed to advancing inclusion at Hasselt University? Or do you know someone who is? Nominate yourself or that person/group for the Inclusivity Award