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The universities offer cutting-edge education in the chosen field of study as well as a solid general training and introduction to scientific research.
Recognised and subsidised by Federation Wallonia-Brussels, the universities cover all fields of study, offering courses in areas as various as economics and management, engineering, information and communication, languages and literature, history, medical sciences, politics, psychology, architecture ...
There are six universities in Wallonia-Brussels grouped in three Academies:
- The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur (FUNDP) and the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis in Brussels (FUSL) form the Academy of Louvain;
- The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Université de Mons (UMONS) form the Academy of Wallonia-Brussels;
- The University of Liège (ULg) and Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux) form the Academy of Wallonia-Europe.
Organisation of studies
The programs offered by the universities are organised into three levels of study:
- Undergraduate courses (transition courses) last for 3 years (180 credits) and lead to the conferral of a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Graduate studies (« specialisation» courses) lead to the conferral of a:
• veterinary degree after 3 years (180 credits);
• medical degree after 4 years (240 credits).
The graduate studies can also lead to the conferral of a Complementary Master’s degree (60 credits at least). This degree makes it possible to acquire a specialised professional qualification and is only open to students who already hold a Master’s degree.
- Postgraduate studies lead to the conferral of the academic title of doctor after defending a doctoral thesis. See Doctoral studies.
Universities play a leading role in scientific research in Wallonia-Brussels. Rewarded by numerous international prizes, research within the universities covers various fields. The excellence of the university research teams allows the students to keep their finger on the pulse of the most recent advances in science.