UCL distinguishes at the organizational level between “schools” which deliver programmes at the university and “institutes” which organize research in a specific domain. In reality, the teaching and research spheres constantly interact at LSM, not least because most of the people are the same. Every faculty member and research assistant, in addition to his or her disciplinary department, also belongs to a research institute. Our core faculty constantly link their research and teaching activities.
To enrich course contents, they transform fundamental research into theory, applied research into practice, and service activities into case studies. Thus our master’s courses (especially the specialized tracks) and executive education programmes (particularly those in supply chain and innovation management) directly benefit from R&D activities.
The professors of the Louvain School of Management are members of one of these research institutes:
- Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organization (LOURIM), is devoted to theoretical and applied, empirical and experimental studies of management of private and public organizations, including but not limited to research on internal and external functional management processes that are present in all enterprises and organizations.
- Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling and Analysis (IMMAQ), which combines fundamental and applied research, relevant in order to target and answer questions as they arise in the public and in the private sector of society – at a regional, national and international scale. More than 200 researchers and consultants, of about 15 different nationalities, contribute to the productivity of this unit. Its common denominator is the use of a coherent set of tools and methods for quantitative modeling and analysis.
- Institut d’analyse du changement dans l’histoire et les sociétés contemporaines (IACCHOS), focuses on the study Focuses on the study of a cross-cutting issue, on the analysis of change in human societies and on the historical angle that allows us to approach contemporary reality.
- Institut pour la recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences juridiques (JURI), elaborate the research in law sciences.
- Institute of information and communication technologies, electronics and applied mathematics (ICTEAM), develop both basic and applied research in key fields of information and communication technologies, electronics, computer science and applied mathematics.