Our main priorities

Learning, inclusive, international, sustainable. These are the four priorities in the coming years for UHasselt’s education, research and innovation – as put forward by Rector Bernard Vanheusden and his team.

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With these four priorities, UHasselt works towards becoming an even stronger University by 2030 – aligning with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To further boost innovation in education and research – and allow this University to excel – these themes will be reflected in everything we aspire to be and everything we do.

Making true on our civic mission

At the same time, these policy themes will enable UHasselt to make true on its civic mission. After all: they match the challenges that arise in the Region. A fast-changing economy which we constantly have to keep up with. Growing diversity. Global challenges with local impact. And a society that must, above all, remain sustainable and viable for everyone. Amidst such deep economic, social, demographic and societal shifts, a strong University can help make the Region more just, more sustainable and more resilient.

Lerende Organisatie


We must build a society that nurtures a culture of learning with individuals and organisations, and creates opportunities for lifelong learning.

Inclusieve Organisatie


We must build an inclusive society and organisation where each individual feels at home, and where our University constantly works to increase access to higher education and educational opportunities.

Internationale Organisatie


We must build a strong international network of partners in Europe and beyond, and an organisation and a region attractive to brains from abroad too.

Duurzame Organisatie


We must build a society and an organisation that puts sustainability first in its further development and growth.