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This is a list of universities in Belgium. In Belgium, which is a federal state, the constitution attributes legislative power over higher education to the Communities. The Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, the French Community and the German Community thus determine which institutes of higher education they organise or recognise, and which diplomas may be legally issued by these institutes. Below is a list of recognised institutes of higher education in Belgium sorted by the responsible Community.

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Institutes of higher education in the Flemish Community

Universities

Five Flemish universities issue academic bachelor, master and doctoral degrees:

As a result of an international treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders, a co-operation between the Universiteit Hasselt (Flanders) and the Universiteit Maastricht (the Netherlands) is recognised as the

According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

QS Education Trust. Retrieved on January 16, 2007</ref> four Flemish universities (Universiteit Antwerpen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Gent and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) are among the top 150 universities in Europe and top 300 universities worldwide.

University colleges

All recognised Flemish university colleges are associated with a Flemish university. The following university colleges, which issue professional bachelor, academic bachelor's and master's degrees, are recognised by the Flemish government:

Antwerp University Association: university colleges associated with the University of Antwerp

Ghent University Association: university colleges associated with Ghent University

University Association Brussels: university colleges associated with Vrije Universiteit Brussel

K.U.Leuven Association: university colleges associated with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Limburg University Association: university colleges associated with Hasselt University

Registered institutes of higher education

Finally, the Flemish government has recognised a number of "registered" institutes of higher education, which mostly issue specialised degrees or provide education mainly in a foreign language:

Institutes of higher education in the French Community

The French Community distinguishes between universities, colleges (Hautes Écoles), arts colleges, and institutes of architecture. A list of all recognised institutes is maintained in the Annuaire de l'enseignement supérieur.

Universities

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, two of these universities (Université catholique de Louvain and Université libre de Bruxelles) are among the top 150 universities worldwide.

According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, two of these universities (Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Liège) are among the top 150 universities in Europe and top 350 universities worldwide.

University colleges

Arts colleges

Institutes recognised by all Communities

The academy of the Belgian Army is recognised as equivalent to a university by both the Flemish and the French Community:

Institutes recognised by foreign countries

The following institutes are not recognised by the Flemish or French speaking communities, but by a foreign country:

Institutions with external validation

The following academic institutions offer accredited degree programmes which are externally validated by foreign institutions of higher education and learning:

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