Since 2008, Hasselt University, as most Flemish universities joined the United Kingdom Research Office (UKRO). UKRO is a service-oriented organisation, specialising in all aspects of European research and research policy.

What exactly does membership entail for Hasselt University?

  • All Hasselt University members of staff have access to the UKRO website, where they can find the most up-to-date information regarding European research. You can also find the practical details, work plans, deadlines, early announcements of calls for proposals and so on of the different European funding programmes there.
  • In addition, UKRO functions as a point of contact for questions regarding funding, Horizon 2020, European research policy and other topics for both the Directorate Research, Library and Internationalisation and Hasselt University researchers. UKRO offers personal assistance and advice regarding project preparation and project management.
  • UKRO offers all Hasselt University researcher a free course on proposal writing and project management. In addition, UKRO members can make use of the UKRO meeting rooms in Brussels free of charge.
  • The UKRO newsletter keeps you informed about the current European research programmes and the latest policy decisions in relation to your research fields at a frequency of your choice.

How to sign up for the UKRO newsletter? 
It is very easy to sign up for the UKRO newsletter. Via the 'create profile' link on its website, you can register and subsequently sign up for the 'tailored newsletter'. To do so, you need to fill out the registration form, entering your personal details, the type of information you wish to receive, how often you want to receive the e-mails and the amount of information to be included within the e-mails (only titles, titles with a short summary, or a full detailed description).