Université de Liège
The University of Liège is the only complete university in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and, in particular, the only one to offer a complete cursus in medicine. Its fundamental missions are research and teach, the Faculty of Medicine offering a whole training program for future doctors, general practitioners, specialists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
The principal research institute linked to the Faculty of Medicine is the GIGA Institute, with units particularly active in cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation research (GIGA-Cancer/GIGA-I3). Research on cancer is one of the 4 main pillars in the University, teams being involved in multiple collaborative projects in translational and fundamental research.
Faculty of Medicine of the RWTH Aachen – research
The RWTH Aachen University is one of the most renowned universities in Germany. It exploits strong research networks and the intellectual curiosity of its staff to address bold scientific questions, transfer forefront knowledge and drive innovative discoveries that impact global challenges. It was declared an “University of Excellence” in 2007 with a renewal of this title in 2019. Main tasks of the Faculty of Medicine RWTH Aachen is medical teaching and research based on a strong cooperation with the RWTH University Hospital Aachen. Since 2003, the RWTH Aachen University pursues an innovative medical study program: an integrated concept interlinks preclinic and clinic from the first semester onward. The field of oncology and hematology is essential for the training of prospective (specialist) physicians who benefit from the many internal and external partners involved in the UKA-CIO and this interdisciplinary training environment. The curricula offer a diverse range of national and international research projects and combine various disciplines, such as medicine and technology.
Maastricht University (MU) is one of the largest academic institutions in the Netherlands. Within MU, the School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) aims to accelerate the translation of science to patient and population. Biomedical research is directly linked to clinical trials and research focusing on behavioral interventions and health promotion.
The School of Oncology and Developmental Biology (GROW) focuses on (epi)genetic and cellular mechanisms, as well as (micro)environmental factors underlying cancer development, with emphasis on translational research. The objective is to develop innovative approaches for individualizing prevention, patient diagnostic and treatment.
Furthermore, as part of the Maastricht Comprehensive Cancer Center (MCCC), MU focuses on research with the ultimate aim to improve outcome for cancer patients along the continuum of prevention, diagnosis, cure and care.