Université catholique de Louvain
Fundamental research is essentially funded through public programmes and the National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) (FR). Among the existing public programmes, two are essential for fundamental research: Inter-university Poles of Excellence funded by the Federal authority and the Concerted Research Actions funded by the French-speaking Community of Belgium.
The applied research is mainly supported by the Walloon Region, the European Union but also the private sector.
Thematic brochures of the 'Académie universitaire louvain'
The thematic brochures list all the research skills that are worth being promoted, i.e. skills that are likely to be developed commercially or as a non-market application or that somehow represent a progress in social sciences.
The brochures outline the 'Académie universitaire Louvain' know-how and the latest technologies developed in its laboratories.They focus on the interdisciplinary aspect of the research programmes and teams.
The thematic brochures are intended to promote the high research potential of the Académie universitaire Louvain beyond borders and to create partnerships with private companies, public institutions and all the economic actors concerned by the thematic.
The brochures can be consulted online here
The 4 universities of the 'Académie universitaire Louvain' are active in all scientific domains; their orgainsation in Faculties and/or Institutes is detailed below :
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
The research institutes make up the second organisation level at UCL. They are bodies of a significant size that are designed to keep their shape and structure across time and implement the research policies of their scientific disciplines. The 21 Research Institutes of the UCL are grouped in 3 sectors (first organisation level) : Human sciences, Health Sciences and Sciences & technologies.
Institut des Civilisations, Arts et Lettres (INCAL)
Institute of Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies (IACCHOS)
Institut de sciences politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE)
Institut Langage et Communication (IL&C)
Institut de recherche en sciences psychologiques (IPSY)
Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP)
Research Institute of Louvain School of Management (LSM)
Institut de recherche Religions, Spiritualités, Cultures, Sociétés (RSCS)
Institut pour la recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences juridiques (JUR-I)
Institut de recherche santé et société (IRSS)
Institute of NeuroScience (IoNS)
Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI)
Institut de recherche expérimentale et clinique (IREC)
Institut de Duve (DDUV)
Sciences and technologies
Institut des Sciences de la Vie (ISV)
Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (IMMC)
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN)
Institut de recherche en mathématique et physique (IRMP)
Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTM)
Institut de recherche multidisciplinaire pour la modélisation et l'analyse quantitative (IMMAQ)
On the third level, there is the centre, which gathers the members from one or more institutes around a joint project. A centre is therefore included in an institute or is horizontal to several institutes. The aim is to encourage high-level interdisciplinary research and to stimulate the temporary grouping of people around disciplinary aims or common themes.
Please visit the website of the UCL to learn more about our research centres : http://www.uclouvain.be/en-208778.html
Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la paix de Namur (FUNDP)
The research at the University of Namur is developed in 105 research units, active in:
- Arts : Philosophy; History; Classical Languages and Literatures; French and Romance Languages and Literatures; Germanic Languages and Literatures; History of Art and Archaeology; Nerval Studies
- Computer Sciences : Semantic and Logic; Information Systems Engineering; Human-Computer Interface and Multimedia; ICT, Organization and Society; Network and Security; Database Applications Engineering; Decision Support Systems
- Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration : Regional Economics and Economic Policy; Development Economics; Financial Management; Crisis and Conflict Management; Marketing; Information Management; Communication, Political and Social Sciences
- Law : Information and Communication Technologies; Basic Human Rights and Social Cohesion; Legal Protection of the Citizen; Constitutional Law; Law of Obligations; History of Law; Natural of Law; Comparative Law; Environmental Law
- Medicine : Cells and Tissue; Physiological Chemistry; Genetics; Physiology and Pharmacology; Psychology; Pharmacy
- Sciences : Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Geology; Sciences, Philosophy and Society; Veterinary Medicine
The FUNDP excels in various sectors such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, physics and chemistry of surfaces, engineering of information systems and data bases, legal and social questions raised by information and communication technologies, regional economics, economics of development and social representation of disabilities, sustainable development, …
The FUNDP aims to promote justice and grants special concern to those who are socially or economically fragile. To mention but a few research projects: the DFLS (Basic Rights and Social Cohesion Research Centre), and the CRED (Centre for Research in the Economics of Development), or studies on the issue of disabilities conducted by the Department of Psychology. The University also promotes education for development through its NGO, the FUCID (University Foundation for International Development Cooperation).