Who are we?
UHasselt is more than its seven faculties, four research institutes, three research centres, 6,500 students and 1,400 researchers and staff members. As a civic university we are strongly committed to the region and the world. Through education, research and technology transfer, we want to make our society smarter, more agile and better.
Throughout our history, innovation has been – and still is – a constant in everything we do. When it comes to nurturing talent, pushing scientific boundaries and stimulating innovation, we believe in doing things differently. In a constantly changing world, we have to.
We encourage students to look beyond books and classrooms. We equip them with knowledge and skills, action and interaction, thinking and doing, and intensive guidance. That is what being a
student at UHasselt is all about, making our alumni critical, engaged, agile and versatile professionals.
Why we are Participating in the Project
UHasselt sees inclusion as the essential path to a sustainable and equitable approach and future. As a university in a region with a mining and migration history, it has been committed to its civic role of making higher education widely accessible and appealing to all talents and ambitions since its
Concerns about persistent inequalities are high. The Covid pandemic and the shift to online education showed that online copying of face-to-face education has risks that may increase the
segregation of chances. This provided an opportunity to fundamentally rethink education and move towards inclusive education. Equity must be addressed in the centre of awareness, policy and practice.
The Erasmus+ call came at the right time, strengthening and giving extra drive to our search for inclusive digital education. It then gave us the opportunity to build a strong and meaningful consortium in which each partner is complementary and shares the same ambition.
Our Role in the Project
UHasselt contributes substantially to the development and testing of all outputs. In cooperation with the partners and the knowledge and experience of our teachers, students and network, we co-develop all elements that lead to the handbook, the microlearning modules, the online course and the awareness tool from which engaged change emerges.
Previously worked in a research institute in the field of gender, diversity and socio-economic issues. Now staff member in gender and diversity at the institutional level and on inclusive education within the Department of Education and Educational Professionalisation.
Previously worked in European studies with a special focus on the democratisation process. Now staff member in gender and diversity at the institutional level and on inclusive education within the Department of Education and Educational Professionalisation (UHasselt), and project officer Service-learning (KU Leuven).