Hasselt University wants to deploy people and knowledge to tackle challenges facing society together with others. We have close ties to our local region, but our gaze is turned towards the wider world. The university consists of seven faculties, two schools and six research institutes on two campuses. With more than 6,000 students and 1,400 researchers and staff members, we engage with and work for the community every day. We are driven by innovation, commitment, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness.
Hasselt University is open to and offers opportunities for talent of every kind, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or age.
Hasselt University has a long tradition of focusing on research careers. In 2007 it was one of the first Flemish universities to sign the European Commission’s Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The Board of Deans of Hasselt University decided on 1 April 2010 to apply for an HR Excellence in Research award from the European Commission. Hasselt became the first Flemish university to receive the award in 2011.
On 26 November 2018, an evaluation of this quality label was carried out by a European Commission panel. We are proud of the fact that the grant of the award was extended, showing that Hasselt University makes a point of investing in sustainable research careers for its researchers.
For the years ahead, our ambition is to develop a progressive HR policy for our researchers in conjunction with the researchers themselves, the P&O Office and the Research Coordination Office.
Hybrid working, less commuting time and more sustainable mobility. These are the three principles for which 'Baanbrekende werkgevers' (groundbreaking employees) commit themselves. Hasselt University encourages people-oriented working and sustainable mobility. For this, we go through a interactive learning process. Here you can find more information about UHasselt as 'Baanbrekende Werkgever' and the mobility policy of Hasselt University.