The mission of the doctoral schools is to support PhD candidates and postdocs in becoming excellent internationally oriented research professionals who are broadly employable, both in and outside the academic sector.
The doctoral schools encourage junior researchers to take their career into their own hands and provide them with opportunities to work on their professional and personal development. Training, coaching, online tools and career development resources are offered, using the competency overview for PhD holders as a guideline. Furthermore, the doctoral schools aim to increase the social cohesion between junior researchers, strengthen their international orientation and provide a clear structure to monitor the quality of the PhD trajectory.
The Doctoral School Council decides on the management and use of the Doctoral School resources, in accordance with the relevant legislation.
The Doctoral School Council approves the yearly planning of the Doctoral School activities.
The Doctoral School Council is responsible for the approval of the reporting of the Doctoral School activities to the Flemish Government, the approval of the five-yearly evaluation performed at the request of the Flemish government, and the approval of the Doctoral School policy plan.
The Doctoral School Council advises on Doctoral School related subjects, including but not limited to
Composition of the Doctoral School Council
Role in Doctoral School Council
Vice Rector Research Hasselt University
Vice Rector Education Hasselt University
Director Doctoral School Health and Life Sciences
Director Doctoral School Sciences and Technology
Director Doctoral School Behavioral Sciences and Humanities
Dean Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Dean Rehabilitation Sciences
Dean Faculty of Sciences
Dean Faculty of Engineering Technology
Dean Faculty of Architecture and Arts
Dean Faculty of Business Economics
Dean Faculty of Law
Coordinator PhD and Responsible Research & Innovation
Twice a year, a 'PhD introduction day' is organized. The next edition will take place on 12 December, 2023.
As the title suggests, this day is meant to welcome recently started PhD students and guide you to all the information that you need as from the start of your PhD journey. You will receive information about doing a PhD at Hasselt University, the doctoral schools, well-being, and more.
Dr Kirsten Braem takes on the role of faculty liaison which means she is responsible for:
Rosanne Ceuppens is responsible for:
Lia Van Hoef is responsible for:
Eva Rodiers provides:
Hilde Vanderheyden provides:
Please use the following generic email addresses in case of questions related to:
If you want to request acknowledgement of a certain activity in your DS portfolio, please follow the instructions as described here. The email address to be used in this context is DSrequirements@uhasselt.be.
If the smooth course of the PhD trajectory or the collaboration between PhD student and supervisor is disturbed, both parties have the possibility to get in touch with the PhD ombuds by sending an email to PhD-Ombuds@uhasselt.be.