ALMA is the cooperation network between the four universities in the European Meuse-Rhine region: Aachen University in Germany (RWTH Aachen), Hasselt/Diepenbeek University in Flanders, Maastricht University in the Netherlands and the University of Liège.
This network was set up in 1991 when the five Rectors signed the ALMA Agreement. ALMA's main objective is to strengthen cooperation in the areas of training, research and community services through multilateral projects.
By means of the contacts set up, the Alma network also strengthens the bilateral links between the universities: various joint ventures have thus been set up with Maastricht, Hasselt and Aachen Universities. These universities, in their bilateral research, research development or training projects, try to make use of the Interreg funds supporting interuniversity cooperation.
Alma is run by the Rectors' meeting:
Professor B. Rentier, Chairman
Rector of University of Liège;
Professor G. Mols
Rector of Universiteit Maastricht;
Professor L. de Schepper
Rector of Universiteit Hasselt;
Professor B. Rauhut
Rector of RWTH Aachen
This Meeting has set up an operational task force:
Université de Liège:
Mrs Anne-Laure Villeminot - email@example.com
Mr Henric van de Voort - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Sarah Verlackt - email@example.com
Mrs Heide Naderer - firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Universities:
RWTH Aachen www.rwth-aachen.de
With 28,000 students and 260 institutes, RWTH Aachen University is one of the largest universities in Europe. The university's courses cover the sciences and technology, medicine, humanities and economics.
Universiteit Hasselt www.uhasselt.be
Hasselt University concentrates on research and innovation in life sciences, materials, the media and business. Courses offered include the sciences, medicine, biomedical sciences and applied economics.
Universiteit Maastricht www.unimaas.nl
Maastricht University is known abroad for its unique learning system: problem-based learning. It has six faculties: arts and culture, medicine, health sciences, law, economics and business, and psychology, and University College Maastricht.
Université de Liège www.ulg.ac.be
The University of Liège is the only full state university in French-speaking Belgium and therefore offers courses in philosophy, literature, law, (applied) sciences, medicine (and veterinary medicine), psychology, educational sciences, economics, management and social sciences.
Contact(s) : Anne-Laure Villeminot