The only complete public university in the Belgian French-speaking community, the University of Liège prides itself on its pluralistic vision and on its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and innovation. It is a member of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy (together with Gembloux Agro Bio Tech).
The University of Liège is committed to the development of student-centered learning, is intensely involved in international research programmes (especially the European Union’s FP6 and P7 projects) and is in contact with more than 600 institutions throughout the world (250 in Europe). The University of Liège is fully integrated into the greater European education (Bologna) and research (Lisbon) sphere, and more globally, into the main international scientific networks.
Attuned to society’s needs, the University of Liège also plays an important role in Wallonia as creator of new economic high value-added economic activities and as coordinator of technological centers bringing together the public and private sectors.
Located in a city near the meeting point of Germanic and Latin cultures (the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and the Greater Area), the University of Liège is the culmination of a long intellectual and educational tradition. Easily accessible by road, air or train, the university has much to offer prospective students and researchers from across Europe and beyond who wish to partake of its ongoing commitment to quality research and teaching, already internationally recognized.
The University of Liege is the only public, pluralist and complete university institution of the French Walloon-Brussels community. It is a part of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy. It aims at maintaining a fair balance between teaching, research and community service activities, in the broad lines recognised by its complete university status.
Fully integrated in the Bologna process aiming at establishing a large harmonised zone of higher education in Europe, Ulg welcomes 20000 students spread out over nine Faculties, one Institute and one Management School. The University offers a very large range of courses: 38 degree courses, 177 masters courses (of which 33% are unique in French-speaking Belgium) and 68 complementary masters courses. Located at the crossroads of the German and Latin cultures, with a global outlook on international aspects, the University of Liege devotes a considerable part of its teaching to foreign language classes in order to ensure that its students are citizens who are truly active on a European level. As a public university, it considers itself to be vested with a social type of educative assignment. It encourages the integration of new types of teaching (problem-solving, supervised training sessions, role-plays, …) and the acquisition of combined skills.
ULg, a research university
The University of Liege devotes more than half of its annual budget to high-level research, recognized throughout the world. Its activities extendfrom fundamental to applied research. More than 2000 people– lecturer/researchers, scientists and technicians– are involved in its research programmes. The moderate size of the University encourages inter-disciplinary research and, more generally, contacts between scientists from various disciplines. Thereexist numerous partnerships with the industrial sector and the University plays an active role in enhancing the creation of spin-off companies and guiding their development.
… open to all
In terms of research, the University of Liege offers several possibilities for
- companies or organisations from boththe public and private sectors who wish to set up partnerships or subcontract research tasks;
- master’s graduates wishing to engage in research while pursuing a doctorate;
- post-doctoral researchers seeking to broaden the scope of their activities as part of one of our reputed research teams;
- experienced researchers interested in an academic position enabling them to combine teaching activities with top range research activities.
As in all of the universities in Europe and throughout the world, the teaching at ULg is kept alive through research. This teaching-research complementarity is at the heart of the university project. The ULg pays special attention to essential research, the basis of new knowledge. Although the Institution backs certain subjects and research orientations in particular, that it deems as priorities, it does not wish to be deprived of those that exist and that are inseparable from its status as a complete university.
- 530 research units in all subject areas
- 20 large-scale inter-disciplinary research centres
- 1500 contractual researchers
- 1000 regular research contracts, of which 65 FP6 projects (6th European Outline-Programme) in all thematic priorities.
The ULg works actively in research projects with countries in all continents and continues a scientific and technical partnership in around sixty developing countries.
Research Centres in the University of Liege
The research centres are created by the Board of Directors, further to advise by the Research Council.
- AQUAPOLE – Aquapôle
- CART – Centre for Analysis of Residues in Trace
- GIGA-R – Interdisciplinary Cluster for Applied Genoproteomics
- CEDEM – Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies
- CEIB – Interfaculty Centre of Biomaterials
- CEIM – Interfaculty Centre of Metals
- CHST – Centre of science and techniques history
- CIP – Centre for Protein Engineering
- CIRA – Interfaculty Centre for Archaeological research
- CEA – European Archaeometry Centre
- CIRB – Interfaculty Centre for Bioethics Research
- CPSNS – Interfaculty Centre for Pharmaceutical Chemistry research of natural and synthetic substances
- CRBB – Interfaculty Centre for Bio-analytical and Biopharmaceutical research
- CRC – Cyclotron Research Centre
- CSL – Liege Space Centre
- CTCM – Centre of Cellular and Molecular Therapy
- GTU – Transport Group
- MARE – Interfaculty Centre for Marine Research
- SUPRATECS – Services of the University Performing Research and Applications in the technology of materials : Electroceramics, Composite and Superconductors
Research Units of the University of Liege
The research units are entities created by the faculties. They may be called “centres”, which sometimes has more scientific meaning, but must not leave any room for ambiguity as regards their status.
The list of the research units is available on the faculties’ pages: Arts and Philosophy, Law, Sciences, Medicine, Applied sciences,Veterinary medicine, Psychology and Educational Sciences, HEC – Management School of the ULg, Institute of Human and Social Sciences