There are several different sources of funding for research. Some claim that research financing is insufficient, even if significant efforts are made on a regional level (Future Plan for Wallonia, the so—called "Plan Marshall"), national level ("State grant for research"), and European level (7th framework programme for Research and Development). The ULg intends to take advantage of these opportunities to continue to develop a research of quality and excellence. Private partners also provide significant support for the development of applied research.
The large fractioning of financial support for research and the ever-increasing complexity of administrative formalities have led the ULg to develop strong support services for the research teams. The Research and Development Administration is organised to meet with the large challenges imposed by support and administrative management of public contractual research projects, whereas the Industries-University Interface ensures support for direct research projects with companies. The quality of this administrative support relies of course on the professional attitude of its agents and the relationship of trust established with the researchers, but it is also the result of teamwork in which the other administrations of the ULg take part: Legal Affairs Department, Financial Resources Administration, Human Resources Administration.
Contact(s) : Research and Development Administration