University of Antwerp

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University of Antwerp
Universiteit Antwerpen
UniversiteitAntwerpen.jpg
Logo of the University of Antwerp
Established 2003 (UFSIA: 1852)
Type Public
Rector Alain Verschoren (2008-2016)
Students Increase ± 20 000
Location Antwerp (city)
Antwerp (province) Antwerp (province)
Flanders Flanders (region)
Belgium Belgium (country)
Campus City Campus
Campus Middelheim
Campus Groenenborger
Campus Drie Eiken
Colours Red and blue          
Nickname UA
Affiliations Utrecht Network, AACSB, EFDM, NVA0
Website www.uantwerp.be

The University of Antwerp (Dutch: Universiteit Antwerpen) is one of the major Belgian universities located in the city of Antwerp. The name is abbreviated as UAntwerp, but sometimes (unofficially) as UA.

As of 2014, the University of Antwerp ranks as 170th globally according to Times Higher Education,[1] 205th according to QS World University Rankings[2] and between the 301 and 400th place according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.[3]

History[edit]

The university was founded in 2003 after the merger of the three universities that were previously known as RUCA (State University Centre Antwerp), UFSIA (University Faculties Saint Ignatius Antwerp) and UIA (University Institution Antwerp). Hence, the university's roots go back to 1852.

The University of Antwerp has approximately 20 000 students and is still increasing, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. In order to face the challenges posed by the internationalization of European education and research, the University is part of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA).

Faculties[edit]

The University of Antwerp has 33 academic bachelor programmes, 69 master programmes, 18 master-after-master programmes and 23 postgraduates. In addition, there are 31 programmes completely taught in English (13 master, 14 master-after-master and 4 postgraduate programmes). All of these programmes are divided into 9 faculties.

  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Arts
  • Design Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Political and Social Sciences
  • Science

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management (ITMMA) have an autonomous, faculty-like UAntwerp status.

Campuses[edit]

The nine campuses are located all over the city of Antwerp, from the historic city centre to the green belt to the south of the city.

  • Stadscampus: Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp
  • Campus Middelheim: Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp
  • Campus Groenenborger: Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp
  • Campus Drie Eiken: Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp
  • Campus Hoboken: Salesianenlaan 90, 2660 Hoboken
  • Campus Merksem: Jaak De Boeckstraat 10, 2170 Merksem
  • Campus Mutsaard: Mutsaardstraat 31, 2000 Antwerpen
  • Campus Zuid: Schildersstraat 41, 2000 Antwerpen
  • Campus Paardenmarkt: Paardenmarkt 92, 2000 Antwerpen
  • Campus Brantijser: Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13, 2000 Antwerpen

Academic ranking[edit]

Rankings
ARWU[4]
(2014, national)
5-6
ARWU[4]
(2014, world)
201-300
QS[5]
(2014/15, national)
6
QS[5]
(2014/15, world)
185
THE[6]
(2014/15, national)
3
THE[6]
(2014/15, world)
164


On the 2007 list of the Top 500 World Universities, University Antwerp is ranked on a shared place between 203 and 304.

On the 2007 list of the Top 500 European Universities, University Antwerp is ranked on a shared place between 80 and 125

In 2010 the QS World University Rankings[7] the University of Antwerp was ranked 179th overall in the world. On the 2009 THE–QS World University Rankings list (in 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings), University of Antwerp was ranked on a shared 177th place.[8] An overview of the THE-QS World University Rankings up to 2009:

Year Rank (Change)
2005 235
2006 252 (Decrease 17)
2007 187 (Increase 65)
2008 195 (Decrease 8)
2009 177 (Increase 18)
2010 179 (Decrease 2)
2011 197= (Decrease 18)

Times Higher Education World University Ranking:

Year Rank (Change)
2012 192

Notable alumni[edit]

Economics[edit]

History[edit]

Law[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Language and Literature & Philosophy[edit]

Political and Social Sciences[edit]

Sciences[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Student life[edit]

Sports[edit]

The University of Antwerp has a long tradition in organizing international student championships. The following FISU, EUSA and IFIUS events have been organized:

Student organisations[edit]

At the University of Antwerp there are faculty clubs and regional clubs. All these clubs are governed by VUAS. The student newspaper is called "Dwars".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ - The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking - The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "QS Top Universities Ranking 2014-2015". 
  3. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014". 
  4. ^ a b "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "QS World University Rankings 2014/15". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Top European Universities 2014-15". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2010 Results". 
  8. ^ "QS World University Rankings". Top Universities. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
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  11. ^ "kda.be". kda.be. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
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  13. ^ "klio.be". klio.be. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  14. ^ "lingua-ua.be". lingua-ua.be. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  15. ^ "sofia.be". sofia.be. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  16. ^ "winak.be". winak.be. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°13′22″N 04°24′36″E / 51.22278°N 4.41000°E / 51.22278; 4.41000