The research group "Sustainable Resources" has developed a new device together with an SME for faster detection of antimicrobial resistance in the context of antibiotics but could serve its purpose also for this topic. In the case of antibiotics we obtained already very good results for several bacteria indicating that the measuring method with the new device is significantly faster.
In addition we are also starting up more analytical research using SPME fibres which can also be used for collection and subsequent measuring of aquatic pollutants.
The university colleges of Leuven-Limburg (UCLL) train bachelor students to become valuable assets to our society. Next to this educational pillar a research pillar exists (UCLL Research & Expertise). This pillar is home to 8 research groups: Health Innovation, Smart Organisations, Digital Solutions , Art of Teaching, Education & Development, Inclusive Society, Resilient People and Sustainable Resources. Around 400 researchers combine teaching and research activities at UCLL. We have projects running at our local region, national and international level (Interreg, H2020, Erasmus+, etc.).