UHasselt is a young university, welcoming its very first students on Campus Diepenbeek in 1973. In the ensuing four decades it took enormous strides forward. Its teaching, research and network all grew. In 2012 it opened its second campus – on the ‘Old Prison’ site in the heart of Limburg’s capital, Hasselt. Today, Hasselt University has six faculties, one School and six research institutes. In all these years, however, one thing has never changed: UHasselt embracing innovation. Innovation is its tradition. In a changing world, it has to be. This is why UHasselt encourages its students to look beyond books and classrooms and why it equips them with knowledge and skills. And why it focuses on the issues facing the region and the wider world in its research. Its gaze firmly directed towards the present, but never blind to the future… That is what defines UHasselt, the university of today.