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Company visits for junior researchers

This initiative is a joint effort of Voka - KvK Limburg and Hasselt University (Doctoral Schools / Career Center).

Around 90% of PhD holders in Belgium continue their careers beyond academia. Business careers differ from academic ones: in business, people typically work in rapidly changing contexts, take considerable risks, focus on attitude rather than on knowledge, and work together with different kinds of profiles.

To build bridges between the world of research and enterprises, Hasselt University and Voka – KvK Limburg join forces by organising company visits during which junior researchers (PhD students and postdocs) are given the opportunity to discover the ins and outs of a company. During these visits we will focus on:

  • The organisational structure of the company
  • The different jobs/roles that are possible
  • A deep dive into production/services during a guided tour 
  • + Insights & inspiration
  • + Networking
  • + Career development

Company visit: Van Havermaet (May 13th)

Quality with a personal touch 
That is the common thread throughout the history of Van Havermaet. A quality characterized by over 80 years of experience in the industry and targeted advice from more than 240 dedicated and experienced employees. Each one is a specialist in their field. This ensures that you can trust us as the right partner for every business or individual seeking reliable advice in financial, legal, tax, or HR matters.

Get inspired by the visit at the extraordinary office in Hasselt.

Max. 25 participants

Programme (10h00 - 13h00) 


Location : 

Diepenbekerweg 65
3500 Hasselt


Registration visit Van Havermaet

Registration is closed.

Company Visit: Haletra-Leën (June 4th)

Service and quality since 1948
With a dynamic team of professional employees, we take care of your offset, digital and large format printing down to the last detail. 
Because we control the entire process, from prepress to finishing, we can guarantee short delivery times and perfect quality.

The best professionals at your service
Haletra-Leën outperforms the rest on the graphics market. Optimal service, high-quality printing and flawless finishing are the foundations of our success.

Moreover, you as a customer are closely involved in the realization of your printing work. Our experienced professionals are there for you from start to finish and respond smoothly to your wishes. 
No wonder we receive more than 9,000 orders per year. And that our printing finds its way to more than 1,200 loyal customers at home and abroad.

Haletra-Leën is also the first printing company in Limburg who achieved the FSC-certificate for responsible forest management

Max. 25 participants

Programme (10h00 - 13h00) 

  • 10h00: Reception and welcome 
  • 10h15: Content piece on the organization and the different roles and job opportunities within the company 
  • 11h00: Guided tour 
  • 11h45: Networking moment with a snack & drink
  • 12h45: End 

Location : 

Grote Baan 317
3530 Houthalen-Helchteren

Registration visit Haletra-Leën

Registration can be done through this link until May 20.

Previous Visits

Previous visit : Jaga - 18/01/2024 (10h00 - 13h00)

Since its foundation in 1962, Jaga has been focusing on innovation, environment and creativity.
The Jaga radiator has never been an ordinary radiator. From the beginning, their products were designed to be used in combination with environmentally friendly energy sources such as heat pumps and solar energy. Products with lower energy consumption provide a better and healthier indoor climate, without harming the outdoor climate. They aim to replace traditional systems with high energy consumption and high pollutant emissions with alternative systems wherever possible. This is why they call themselves Jaga Climate Designers. They will always continue to develop and work for a better indoor and outdoor climate.

Max. 25 participants

Programme (10h00 - 13h00) 

  • Arrival at the reception - showroom 
  • Tour of Jaga 
  • Visit to the lab houses
  • Presentation in the Cool lab 
  • Opportunity to ask questions during lunch

Location : 

  • Verbindingslaan 16, 3590 Diepenbeek


Previous visit: Dentsply Sirona - 19/06/2023 (10h00 - 13h00)

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. They empower dental professionals all over the world to provide millions of patients with best-in-class dental care to deliver healthy smiles. In their offices in Hasselt they design, develop, manufacture and distribute dental suprastructures for implants through 3D printing. Most of the employees in Hasselt are working in operations and R&D, but there are also other support services such as HR, Quality, Finance, Operational excellence and product management. 

Max 25 participants


  • 10u00-10u45: Presentation about Dentsply and their organisational structure 
  • 10u45-12u00: Guided tour production facilities 
  • 12u00-13u00: Networking lunch where you have the opportunity to speak with different profiles from the organisation 


  • Bedrijventerrein Hasselt Kiewit, Research Campus 10, 3500 Hasselt – it’s located in front of the main parking from the Corda Campus


In collaboration with UHasselt



Wout Vandeweyer

Adviseur innovatie & duurzaam ondernemen


Extra info

Het is op dit moment niet mogelijk om te registreren voor deze activiteit.


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