University of Antwerp
Logo of the University of Antwerp
|Rector||Alain Verschoren (2008-2016)|
|Students||± 20 000|
Campus Drie Eiken
|Colours||Red and blue|
|Affiliations||Utrecht Network, AACSB, EFDM, NVA0|
|UA was formed in 2003 by the merger of Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen, Rijksuniversitair Centrum Antwerpen, and Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen|
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, as the abbreviation UA should no longer be used.
As of 2014, the University of Antwerp ranks as 170th globally according to Times Higher Education, 205th according to QS World University Rankings and between the 301 and 400th place according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
- 1 History
- 2 Faculties
- 3 Campuses
- 4 Academic ranking
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 Notable faculty
- 7 Student life
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The university's roots go back to Sint-Ignatius Handelshogeschool (Saint-Ignatius School for Higher Education in Commerce) founded by the Jesuit (Society of Jesus) in Antwerp in 1852. This was one of the first European business schools to offer formal university degrees. It later opened a Faculty of Literature and Philosophy (including Law) and a Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. It was renamed Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen (UFSIA) in the 1960s when the Belgian government granted it university status. In the early 1970s UFSIA joined into a confederation with "Rijksuniversitair Centrum Antwerpen" (RUCA) and "Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen" (UIA), public institutions.
In 2003 UFSIA, RUCA, and UIA merged into the University of Antwerp to become the first explicitly pluralistic university in Belgium, offering philosophical, ethical, and spiritual discourse and openness towards religion and intercultural dialogue. It soon became the third largest university in Flanders with 20,000 students. 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).
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
- Design Sciences
- Medicine and Health Sciences
- Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
- Social Sciences
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
In the 2010 QS World University Rankings 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. An overview of the THE-QS World University Rankings up to 2009:
|2006||252 ( 17)|
|2007||187 ( 65)|
|2008||195 ( 8)|
|2009||177 ( 18)|
|2010||179 ( 2)|
|2011||197= ( 18)|
Times Higher Education World University Ranking:
- Guido Meulenaer • general editor of Trends magazine
- Amoako Richard Nana, sp.a
- Johan Vandewalle, Master, MBA, CIO PSA Antwerp NV & General Manager Cosmos NV
- Patryk Wezowski, Body language expert and founder of Center for Body Language
- Robert A. Burgelman (1961–), the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management at Stanford University
- Marcia De Wachter (1953–), director of the National Bank of Belgium
- Patrick Janssens (1956–), politician (Flemish MP, former mayor of Antwerp)
- Mimi Lamote (1964–)
- Philippe Muyters (1961–), politician (Flemish minister)
- Bart De Wever, (1970-), politician (representative, floor leader New Flemish Alliance party and mayor of Antwerp)
- Marie-Rose Morel, politician
- Linda De Win, politic journalist
- Gerolf Annemans (1958–), politician (representative, floor leader Vlaams Belang party)
- Cathy Berx (1969–), jurist and politician (governor of the province of Antwerp)
- Ludwig Caluwé (1961–), politician
- Jan Grauls (1948–), diplomat (ambassador)
- Bernard Hubeau, former ombudsman of the Flemish Parliament
- Peter Meeus (1962–), businessman
- Mieke Offeciers-Van De Wiele (1952–), politician (former minister)
- Kris Peeters (1962–), politician (Minister-President of Flanders)
- Herman Portocarero (1952–), author and diplomat
- Matthias Storme (1959–), lawyer and politician
- Rudi Thomaes (1952–), CEO of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises
- Bruno Valkeniers, businessman and politician (party leader of Vlaams Belang)
- Staf Van Reet, businessman
- Peter Van den Bossche, member of the WTO Appellate Body
- Jan Gheuens
- Paul Stoffels (1962–) · Medicine • cofounder of Tibotec and Virco
- Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (1940–2009), South African politician
Linguistics and Literature & Philosophy
- Wim Helsen (1968–)
- Jan Huyghebaert (1945–), banker
- Jan Leyers (1958–), author, musician and presenter
- Hugo Matthysen (1956–), author, musician and presenter
- Bart Peeters (1959–), musician and presenter
- Matthias Storme (1959–), lawyer and politician
Political and Social Sciences
- Jos Geysels, former politician and chairman 11.11.11
- Patrick Janssens (1956–), politician (Flemish MP, mayor of Antwerp)
- Peter Mertens (1969–), politician
- Johan Vande Lanotte (1955–), politician (minister, MP, senator)
- Bogdan Vanden Berghe, General Secretary of 11.11.11
- Rudy Van Eysendeyk, general director of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp
- Johan Van Hecke (1954–), member of the European Parliament
- Mieke Vogels (1954–), politician (former minister, Flemish MP)
- Dries Buytaert (1978–), author of Drupal
- Didier de Chaffoy de Courcelles (1953–), vice-president R&D of Janssen Pharmaceutica
- Luc De Schepper
- Sabine Hagedoren (1968–), weather forecaster
- Peter Piot (1949–), microbiologist, head of UNAIDS
- Vincent Timmerman, molecular biologist
- Christine Van Broeckhoven (1953–), scientist and politician
- Marc Bossuyt, law
- Rudy Martens, management
- Bence Nanay, philosophy
- Georgios Pavlakos, law
- Christine Van Broeckhoven, molecular biologist
- Christine Van Den Wyngaert, law
- Frank Vandenbroucke, Applied Economics and Social Sciences
- 1978: FISU World University Cycling Championship
- 1982: FISU World University Cross Country Championship
- 1992: FISU World University Chess Championship
- 2004: IFIUS World Interuniversity Games
- 2006: FISU World University Cycling Championship
- 2007: EUSA European University Bridge Championship
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".
- Demetris - Bio-engineers
- Aesculapia - Medical students
- Fastra II
- Fabiant - the biology student's organisation
- Flanders Interuniversity Institute of Biotechnology (VIB)
- KDA - the chemistry and biochemistry student's organisation
- IMBIT (Innovation Meets Business & IT) - the Management Information Systems student's organisation
- Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)
- Klio - the history student's organisation
- Lingua - the languages and philosophy student's organisation
- Performance Analysis of Telecommunication Systems - a telecommunications research group at the university
- Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine
- Science and technology in Flanders
- Sofia - the law student's organisation
- University Foundation
- Utrecht Network
- Waterfront Researchpark
- Wikings - the business and economics student's organisation.
- WINAK - the maths, physics and computer science student's organisation.
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