EURECA-PRO is proud to present our new partner: Hasselt University, Belgium.
Hasselt University is an innovative university, which has a pronounced international orientation. It is home to more than 6,500 students and 1,500 academic, administrative, and technical staff members. Hasselt University stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields, and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship.
This is reflected by its position in university rankings. Hasselt University ranks amongst the top 2% universities worldwide in U-Multirank 2021 and takes the 53rd place in the Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking.
After an in-depth analysis of the policy plans of Hasselt University on Education, Research and Innovation, and Internationalisation, we discovered that Hasselt University has a lot of interests and future aspirations in common with the universities in EURECA-PRO, e.g.:
- building a strong international network that serves as an engine for society;
- enhancing incoming and outgoing mobility of students, researchers, and staff;
- working on solutions for local and global challenges our society is facing;
- defining research spearheads related to SDG12, covering the entire knowledge value chain;
- striving for excellence in research with a focus on people, policy, and impact.
On November 23rd, 2021, our Board of Rectors approved Hasselt University as a full partner of EURECA-PRO from January 1st, 2022. On 26th April, the official signing of our collaboration with Hasselt University took place at their campus in Hasselt, Belgium.
The Rector of Hasselt University, Bernard Vanheusden, stated: “The objective of EURECA-PRO fits perfectly with the policy themes Hasselt University is working on: Sustainability, Inclusiveness, Lifelong Learning, and Internationalisation. Moreover, sustainability is also the common theme in our education and research, with many projects focussing on circular economy, energy transition, and sustainable materials. As Hasselt University, we immediately felt at home in this alliance and are very pleased that we can now be part of it.”