Networks all over the world
The University of Liège builds its project within bodies and networks in which it plays an active role.
In Belgium, ULiège participates in international actions led in conjunction with other Belgian universities. A member of the ARES (Academy of Research and Higher Education), it is associated with the CRI (Interuniversity Commission for International Relations) and the CDD (Commission for Development Cooperation), which federate within the ARES Academy the international actions of French-speaking universities.
The participation of the University of Liège in the Walloon competitiveness clusters also creates private-public partnerships networks and contributes to research and development networks with businesses.
Benefiting from its cross-border situation, the University of Liège develops strategic partnerships with nearby universities, in complementarity or reinforcement to its leading expertise. In the Eurogio, a curriculum in neuroscience and a health unit bring together ULiège and UMaastricht. In the Grande Région, the Université de la Grande Région facilitates projects between their members, of which ULiège is part.
In research, each field of knowledge has developed networks of excellence, which make possible the emergence of innovative scientific projects, especially in the European programmes. These thematic networks live in the faculty research centres.
ULiège is also a partner in the UNIC project, a European university that brings together 10 institutions and aims to promote the role of these universities as actors in the social, technological and economic transition, and as drivers of inclusion in regions characterized by the super-diversity of their populations.
ULiège is also a member of the SGroup, a network of European universities outside of capital cities. This group is actively involved in the dissemination of European mobility practices. It also offers active networking between its members, and synergies with other regions of the world, including Latin America, China and Africa.
Across the world
At the international level, the University of Liège is a member of the EUA (European University Association) the IAU (International Association of Universities) and the AUF (University Agency of Francophony), where it runs a consortium and a management training course (Eastern Europe-Bulgaria). ULiège has signed the Magna Charta ethics charter.
The thematic research networks strengthen, in each field, the collaboration with consortiums including university or research centre partners around the world.
The University of Liege has created its Central Africa Platform in Kinshasa, which facilitates the mobility of students and supervisors and federates initiatives throughout the sub-region. This platform contributes to the leadership of ULiège in development cooperation.