University of Liège

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Université de Liège
University of Liège
founding 1817
Sponsorship state
place Liege , Belgium
Recteur (Rector) Pierre Wolper
Students 24,522 (as of 2018)
Employee 5,464 (2018)
Networks IAU , TIME

The University of Liège (ULg) ( French : Université de Liège ) is a French-speaking university based in Liège , Belgium . The university is a member of the cross-border university association ALMA.


The university was opened under King William I in 1817 , during the time of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands . The academy hall was built according to plans by Jean-Noël Chevron between 1819 and 1824 from recycled stones from the old Jesuit church and was located in an old cloister on the Meuse in the city center of Liège - at today's place du 20-Août (Platz des 20. August). Today the administration as well as the philosophical and literary faculty are housed in this building.


The university is made up of 45 departments, which are spread over 8 faculties. In January 2005, the HEC-Liège University (Hautes Études Commerciales) merged with the University of Liège. In 2005 the university had around 17,000 students and 2,500 professors, lecturers and researchers.

The University of Liège has always been a state university and therefore has no theological faculty. Law, medicine and engineering are taught a few kilometers south of the city on the forest-surrounded Sart-Tilman campus , which was established in 1967. There is also an open-air museum here , where modern works of sculpture can be seen.

Since 1924 the University of Polleur-Venn has had a scientific outstation ( Station Scientifique des Hautes-Fagnes ). The weather station on the edge of the Venn is accessible to visitors.

A campus is also located in Arlon .


University of Liège, main building
Fresco Aula ULg
  • Philosophy and literary studies
  • Law and Criminology
  • Natural sciences
  • Human medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Psychology and Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Economics and Management
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Well-known graduates

Honorary doctors

In 1990, the Dutch writer Willem Frederik Hermans was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liège for his services to Dutch literature . Salman Rushdie followed in 1999 . 2006 received u. a. the American physician Jean-Pierre Kinet , the German physician Gottfried Blaschke and the German physicist Dietrich Stauffer received honorary doctorates.

See also

Web links

Commons : University of Liège  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Université de Liège: Le Recteur. Retrieved August 4, 2019 .
  2. Chiffres clés , website (last accessed: April 1, 2019)
  3. Key figures. Université de Liège, April 1, 2019, accessed on April 1, 2019 (French).

Coordinates: 50 ° 34 '58.8 "  N , 5 ° 33' 34.5"  E