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The ULg has all the assets necessary to become a leading European and even world university: a pluralistic vocation; an openness to today’s political, social, technological and industrial realities and those of tomorrow; active involvement in international and European research programmes as well as those facilitating the mobility of students and researchers; and a commitment to the development of student-centred learning.

ULg collaborates with its many international partners in several domains: student exchange programmes, the development of joint programmes, research, and the creation of consortia in all these areas. As these activities are specific to the discipline concerned, initiatives are often introduced by the faculties or even by the individual in the case of research. Over the years, ULg has noted that collaborations tend to cluster either in precise geographical areas or in specific institutions where several faculties are engaged in cooperative endeavours. The third component of this strategic cooperation is perennial action in the international sphere, thereby implicating the institution in a more enduring fashion. Through its responsible approach on the outcome of globalisation, ULg intends to take on its full role as a citizen university. This is why development cooperation is among its priorities. Hundreds of integrated initiatives, involving more than 60 developing countries, are carried out each year. All disciplines and all Faculties are concerned by this solidarity trend.

Aware of its own specificities, the ULg favours four areas of action:

  • academic area,
  • consulting and expertise sector,
  • on-the-ground projects, and
  • education of students and interns.

Convinced that the development problem cannot be faced without approaching the social, economic and cultural context, the ULg encourages integrated development projects in light of a global and inter-disciplinary approach. The ULg takes part in several Erasmus Mundus Master courses (Functionalised Advanced Materials and Engineering, European Education in Advanced Ship Design, Turbomachinery, aeromechanic University Training, Master international en Quaternaire et Préhistoire) and Erasmus Mundus Doctorate Programmes (International Doctoral School in Functional Materials for Energy, Information Technology and Health). The ULg is building a more international role for itself through the development of joint programmes and joint degrees with foreign universities. Based on high quality mobility within each student’s curriculum, ULg aims to build relationships with its partners which can lead to the awarding of joint degrees. These can contribute very significant added-value to a career .

  • Expertise: marine biol, biogeochem, resources, ecol & ecotoxicol.
  • Special facilities: Stareso Mar Stn (Corsica).
  • Instruction languages: English (MSc Thesis also in French). Lang courses: French.
  • Third-country main connections: Pacific, Oceania, S America & S Asia