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Recherche et innovation

Research and Innovation

ULiège combines basic research with applied research to facilitate interdisciplinarity and contacts between scientists. ULiège has an active policy to encourage the development of spin-offs.

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Research areas

From fundamental research to applied research, the University of Liège is at the forefront in many fields.

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Research units

At the University of Liège, the management of research activities is entrusted to the 55 Research Units which gather researchers around specific and promising themes, in a dynamic of pooling of resources.

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Publications

Access the Open Repository and Bibliography (ORBi) directory, which integrates the vast network of institutional open archives around the world.

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Business & Innovation

The University of Liège supports its students and researchers in their technical innovation approaches.

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Our Researchers

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Akeila Bellahcène

Dr Akeila Bellahcène, Director of FNRS Research at the GIGA, has just been appointed President of the Belgian Association of Studies against Cancer (ABEC). This well-deserved appointment is recognised by the entire community of researchers at the university working in the cancerology field.

Steven Laureys

Neurologist and Clinical Professor of the Neurology Department at Liège CHU, Steven Laureys runs the Coma Science Group at the GIGA Consciousness centre at the University of Liège. He has just been awarded the Francqui award, the highest Belgian scientific distinction.

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Vinciane Pirenne

Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge is a historian, has a doctorate in philosophy and literature and is qualified for higher education teaching. Appointed as Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research (f.r.s-FNRS) in  2014, she was recently elected to the new professorship of the Collège de France entitled “Religion, history and society in the ancient Greek world”.

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Laurent Demoulin

Laurent Demoulin is the winner of the Rossel award, the most prestigious Belgian literature award. This award was for the book Robinson, published by éditions Gallimard. Widely-deserved recognition for this work which received the Verdickt-Rijdams award from the Belgium’s Academy of French Language and Literature last March.

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Michaël Gillon

Astronomer with the STAR Research Unit,  Michaël Gillon discovered the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanetary system, revealed on 22 February 2017 in an article published in the journal Nature. Michaël Gillon also won the Balzan award in 2017.

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Focus on applied sciences research

Mechanical arts: the cogs of innovation

From the steam engine to the robot, how is technical progress achieved? How can discoveries from the last century still have an impact on the research carried out at the University of Liège today?

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Liège Créative & Luxembourg Créative

The forums offer a permanent programme of conferences-meetings bringing together the research, business and cultural sectors in order to stimulate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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