After the European Union gave the go-ahead for the second phase of the European network of universities EURECA-PRO in June 2023, no more than 140 members from the 9 partner universities are gathering at Hasselt University this week. "In this kick-off week, we are laying the foundation on which we will build our network over the next four years to become the contact point within Europe for sustainable production and consumption," says rector Bernard Vanheusden.
How beautiful, cute, intelligent or dangerous do you find the giant panda, a crane, a sea anemone or a slug? With a large survey of the general public, the Center for Environmental Sciences at UHasselt wants to gain more insight into public perception of animal species. To this end, the researchers developed a "beauty contest" with a platform where visitors can rate some 2,000 animal species. The goal: to help nature conservation.
After several site visits by an external jury and an extensive evaluation over several years, UHasselt's Faculty of Business Economics receives the prestigious AACSB quality label from the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It assesses colleges offering business education worldwide and awards this highly-regarded quality label to institutions that excel in their economic education and research. "Quite an honour for our faculty as only 6% of academic management programmes worldwide have this label," says Dean Prof dr. Piet Pauwels.