Founded in 1817, ULiège is a bicentennial university. It combines teaching, research and service to society.

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University of Liège

3 cities

  • Liège
  • Gembloux
  • Arlon

4 campuses

  • Liège city centre
  • Liège Sart Tilman
  • Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
  • Arlon Campus Environment

11 Faculties

  • Philosophy and Letters
  • Law, Political Science and Criminology
  • Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Applied Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology, Speech Therapy and Education Sciences
  • HEC Liège, Management School
  • Social Sciences
  • Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
  • Architecture

The students

23,758 Students

  • 44% in 1st cycle
  • 39% in 2nd cycle
  • 8% in 3nd cycle
  • 9% off-cycle
  • 56% of students are women / 44% of students are men
  • 23% of foreign students
  • 34 nationalities represented

Several statuses created by ULiège allow students to continue their university studies while taking into account specific situations

  • 178 students with disabilities
  • 54 high-level student-athletes
  • 13 student entrepreneurs
  • 12 student artists

(2016-2017 data)

2,135 doctoral students

  • 45% of women
  • 41% of foreign origin

(2015-2016 data)

International mobility (Erasmus exchange programmes...)

  • 859 foreign students come to ULiège
  • 705 ULiège students continue their studies in a university in Europe and throughout the world
  • 1 545 conventions d'échange et de coopération dans 68 pays avec 631 institutions partenaires

(2015-2016 data)

The Alumni

80,000 ULiège graduates

  • 2,922 graduates holding a Masters or Specialised Masters
  • 276 PhD graduates (with thesis)

Professional integration

  • 90% of Masters graduates find employment within the first year after the end of their studies

 (2015-2016 data)

The Training Programmes

  • 38 transition Bachelors
  • 201 Masters all orientations
    • 25 masters 60 crédits
    • 77 masters 120 crédits (174 toutes finalités confondues)
    • 2 masters 180 crédits
  • 65 Specialised Masters
  • 29 Doctoral Colleges

(2016-2017 data)

The Staff

ULiège, a major employer in Wallonia

  • 5,222, total number of employees, all staff categories (in physical persons)
  • 5,481, total number of staff at the Liège University Hospital

The University of Liège and the University Hospital Centre represent more than 10,000 direct jobs.

(2017 data)

The Academic Staff

666 full-time professors, associate professors and lecturers

  • of which 26% are women
  • of which 8,1% are of foreign nationality

The Researchers

3,024, total number (including academic staff)

  • of which 43% are women
  • of which 19.7% are of foreign nationality

The teachers

1,410, total number including academic staff and other categories of supervisors

  • of which 36.5% are women
  • of which 8.4% are of foreign nationality

The Administrative Staff

1,759, number of administrative, technical, and labour agents

  • of which 59.7% are women
  • of which 4% are of foreign nationality

Staff distribution by campus

  • 66.4% Liège Sart Tilman
  • 23.3% Liège city centre
  • 9% Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech
  • 1.3% Arlon Campus environment

Research

Research Agreements

ULiège is engaged in 1,792 research agreements

  • of which 233 with at least one international partner in 69 countries worldwide
  • for a total budget of 267.452 million Euros

ULiège is a partner of European research

  • 62 EU-funded framework programmes (FP7 and H2020) for a budget of more than 35.192 million Euros
  • 10 projects financed by an ERC for a budget of 11.995 million Euros

Patents, technology transfer and creation of economic activities

  • 834, cumulative number of granted patents
  • 355, cumulative number of signed technology transfers
  • 134, total number of spin-off companies created, 92 in activity representing a total turnover of 127 million Euros

(2016 data)

Finances

ULiège manages a global budget of 416.152 million Euros

  • of which 237.138 million Euros (57%) are allocated to funding research
  • of which 154.965 million Euros (37%) are invested into education

Source of research funding

  • 39% from public sources
  • 38% from third-party benefits
  • 21% from agreements
  • 2% from donations
  • 23% of international origin

(2015 data)

Rankings

The recognition of ULiège in the international rankings is one of the priority actions of the 2017-2021 strategic plan.

  • 319: QS World University Ranking
  • 301-350: Times Higher Education World University Ranking

301-400: Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai

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