University of Liège

Founded in 1817, the University of Liège is one of the three main and complete Universities of the French speaking Community of Belgium, hosting 28 000 students, 23 % of whom are international students. More than 6000 professors, lecturers, researchers and administration personnel are committed to teaching, research and service to society. We offer more than 200 master programmes, taught within 11 faculties located on 4 campuses, which allows innovative approaches in interdisciplinary fields. The University of Liège places contemporary issues at the centre of its actions, particularly in terms of sustainable development and inclusion.

ANAST - Naval Architecture Unit

ANAST is the Naval Architecture Unit of University of Liege (, which has research, teaching and expert activities in Offshore structures (Wind Energy), Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding and Transportation Systems Analysis. Its research & teaching activities concern “design and construction of ships & offshore structures” including stability seakeeping and propulsion aspects, structure analysis and optimisation, production cost assessment, production simulation, ultimate strength, inland navigation engineering. ANAST is composed of 20 professors and engineers, including 10 junior research engineers, with ability in the field of “ships and offshore structures”, with a focus on Offshore Wind.

Projects and activities in relation with the quality of the EMSHIP team and the cooperation arrangements:

  • Since 2010, ULiège has been the coordinator the EMSHIP (EMMC), precursor projects of the EMSHIPM90, funded by the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (project 2010-0142/001) and extended in the framework of the EMJMD projects selected under the Quality Review call EACEA/2015/09 (EMSHIP: Project 159652 – Grant Agreement 2015-1687), and the EMSHIP+ EMJMD (2019-1464).
  • ANAST has a large experience in “Marine Engineering” as involved in several EC projects (4th , 5th , 6th , 7th FP and now H2020) such as INTERNSHIP, MARSTRUCT, BESTT, JOULES and HOLISHIP. ANAST was coordinating the FP6 IMPROVE project, and in National R&D projects in the framework of the “SPF Energy Transition Fund” as PHAITRYWIND, MAXWIND (2020-2025), FLEXWIND (2023-2026) and RW projects (Plan Marshall) COLL-FOWT (2021-2023), NavAUWall (2022-2025).


In the past five years, members of ANAST have published > 20 papers in peer reviewed journals in the field of Ships and (wind) Offshore structures.

ANAST has organized in Liege major conferences such as SMART RIVERS 2013 (300 participants) and ISSC’2018, Sept 2018 (300 participants).

ULiège/ANAST staff has been involved in various International Master & trainings organized locally jointly by ULiège and local universities in Brazil, Ecuador, Tunisia, Vietnam , Indonesia and many countries in Africa (Congo, Ivory Coast, …).

Getting around

The urban, economic and cultural development of Liège, the Ardent City, has made it Wallonia’s main urban centre, a stone’s throw from the major European centres. ULiège warm and cosmopolitan campuses combine the dynamism of city life with the charms of a green environment.

Take your time to discover this multi-faced city and its many neighbourhoods, which are like so many

small villages. On Sunday mornings go and stroll through the “Batte”, the longest market in Europe, along the river Meuse.

With the great asset of a central position, Liège is close to lots of great places and can rely on easy access thanks to several means of transport: a fast-train station, an airport, and a motorway network.

All over the year, but particularly when the sun is shining, you can enjoy a variety of walks and hikes, within a network exclusively dedicated to walkers and cyclists (RAVeL).

Many cultural events are also staged, such as the International Festival of Crime Movie (Film Policier), and a number of music festivals (Jazz à Liège, Festival Les Ardentes…) Popular gatherings punctuate the year, for instance Retrouvailles (with over 300 associations in all fields), the “Fêtes de Wallonie”, the funfair in October, the celebration on the 15th of August, etc. Night life is in itself an attraction, with dozens and dozens of cafés and restaurants, cinemas, concerts and performances that make Liège such a lively city.

Housing facilities

In Liège, a student’s bedsit is called a « kot ». It’s an individual room, generally furnished and rented out by the landlord. Usually there are several kots in the same building. Students share facilities such

as toilets, bathroom and kitchen. A room can also belong to the landlord’s house, and the student will then share some facilities. Students can also choose fully independent lodgings (studios, flats, or even houses). The price for a furnished kot is around 400€/month, additional costs not included.

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Culture and leisure

Liège is a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, mixing the dynamism of urban life with the charm of a pleasant green environment.

International students at ULiege
Sports, Culture, Leisure at ULiege
Welcome days at ULiège
Buddy program