Your helping hand in finding research and clinical expertise
Research at Hasselt University is organised in 9 institutes, 5 of which have life sciences activities.
The Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED) is dedicated to neuroscience and autoimmunity research and –together with the Institute of Material Research (IMO)- the development of biosensors. Over the past 20 years, BIOMED has gathered an outstanding track-record in the field of multiple sclerosis including expertise in (neuro)immunology, physiology, biomarker discovery and clinical trials. BIOMED has a strategical partnership with REVAL (PHL University College) and the Rehabilitation and MS Center in Overpelt and is hence the biggest MS research centre in Belgium.
Other research institutes with life sciences expertise are the Centre for Statistics (CENSTAT) that offers biostatistics services, the Centre for Environmental Research (CMK) with expertise in soil remediation, cleantech and plant protection and the Centre of Expertise for digital media (EDM) including expertise in e-health technology.
XIOS University College is well-known for its expertise in packaging, nuclear technology (NuTeC) and its 3D lab.
At the KHLim, research is focused on health care management, product design (MDA),environmental and process technology, method development for (bio)chemistry applications (Lab4U), on polymer processing and on automation, ICT and electronics (ACRO).
At the PHL University College the focus is on rehabilitation sciences, including applications for multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. Assisted by the TechTransfer Office, these institutes can show a strong track record with respect to contract research and collaboration with industrial partners.
Major hospitals in Limburg
The two major regional hospitals, the East-Limburg Hospital (ZOL) and the Jessa Hospital have over 2000 beds and perform state-of-the-art research -often in collaboration with Hasselt University- in the fields of oncology, cardiology, medical imaging, in vitro fertilisation, stem cell research and patient safety.