Hasselt University is an independent, enterprising university that chooses for active education tailored to the student; top research in spearhead fields, and entrepreneurship and innovation through its role as an academic think tank and through a pronounced international orientation. Academic and scientific freedom, social commitment, attention for ethical norms and interpretation – without ideological distinction- are basic principles of the education and research.
The university pursues an active spearhead policy, directed at top research in a number of clear-cut domains.
Research and education are closely linked. Members of staff have educational and research tasks; students are introduced to research in the bachelor’s programme and participate in research during their master’s programme.
The Master’s programmes are supported by the scientific expertise of the research groups and institutes of Hasselt University and its partners.
Besides that, the university also sets up an integral chain of fundamental and applied research inside the Association with the Xios Hogeschool and the Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg.