The Higher Education With Impact conference will take place at Hasselt University, campus Hasselt, which used to be the Old Prison in the center of the city. The prison has a fascinating history. Despite the changes over the years, you’ll still see many symbols that refer to the old function of the building. Hasselt University has filled it with a new purpose, where nowadays hundreds of students study the application of law in complete freedom.
We would like to invite you to the Old Prison of Hasselt University.
The adress where the conference will take place is Martelarenlaan 42 (Hasselt). You can use this adress in default navigation apps.
If you are coming straight from an international airport, the easiest way is Brussels International Airport (Zaventem, Belgium, airline code BRU).
On arrival in the arrival’s hall of Brussels National Airport, take the elevator to the -1 level where you will find the train station. There, you can ask for information on trains to Hasselt (timetable can also be found online, from Brussels Airport; to Hasselt). You can buy your ticket in the station or online. For more information on train timetables, see “by train”.
Other airport options are:
You have several options for getting to the campus from Hasselt railway station. Walking or biking are the quickest ways, but you can also take a bus or taxi from the station entrance to the Kolonel Dusartplein. The Boulevard shuttle ("Boulevardpendel"), which departs every 5 minutes, will take you to the Kolonel Dusartplein bus stop in around 8 minutes. Once you arrive at the Kolonel Dusartplein, follow the signs 'Faculty of Law' to reach the campus.
You can take express bus services from Maaseik, Lommel, Neerpelt, and Geel that regularly arrive at Hasselt station. There are also good connections from almost all municipalities in Limburg. The ‘Kolonel Dusartplein’ bus stop is close to Campus Hasselt. If you're traveling from the Diepenbeek campus, you can take lines 45, 20A, 36, or 11 to reach Kolonel Dusartplein. If you're coming from Genk Station, lines 1 and 45 will take you to the Kolonel Dusartplein. When you get off at Kolonel Dusartplein, follow the signs ‘Faculty of Law' to reach the campus.
Another convenient option is the Boulevard Shuttle ("Boulevardpendel"), which departs every 5 minutes from Hasselt Station and takes you to the "Kolonel Dusartplein" bus stop in about 8 minutes.Real-time info bus stop Dusartplein Hasselt
UHasselt resolutely opts for a sustainable mobility policy. We therefore advise you to travel by bike or public transport as much as possible. If you have no other option, Hasselt is easily accessible via the E313 (exits 27-28-29) and E314 (exit 29) motorways. There are lots of car parks in and around the city centre.
You can leave your car for free at one of the Park & Rides on the outskirts of the city and continue your journey by bus (from carpool parking Zuid and Parking H you can get to the city centre for 1 euro). Near the Hasselt campus, there are the underground paying car parks at Dusartplein (Parking Dusart) or Quartier Bleu (Parking Blauwe Boulevard). From the main ring road, follow the LED signs to these car parks. Free parking near Hasselt Campus is available at Koning Boudewijnlaan (Parking Boudewijnlaan).
The text on this site is in Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch, you can still use the map on the site to find the various parking options and the adresses.
Near the campus 'Old Prison' there is a covered bicycle parking on Koekerellenpad (path between the Old Prison and the green Rectorate building) and a bicycle parking on the courtyard of the Old Prison.
In the city of Hasselt, camera surveillance at the public bicycle parking is provided at the following locations:
More info on the guarded bicycle parking facilities and the use of shared bicycles can be found on the website of Hasselt.
As a participant of this conference, you can enjoy some discounts on hotels near the congress.
Hasselt offers everything you could want from an unforgettable city or day trip. Discover the city, go shopping or enjoy its green nature: Hasselt has it all.