University of Antwerp

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The University of Antwerp (Template:Lang-nl) is one of the major Belgian universities located in the city of Antwerp. The name is sometimes (unofficially) abbreviated as UA.

History

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 14,000 students and is still increasing, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. Over 1,000 of these students (exchange students not included) are from foreign countries, with a majority of EU countries. 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

  • Applied Economics Sciences
  • Arts and Philosophy
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Political and Social Sciences
  • Sciences

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM), the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) have an autonomous, faculty-like UA status.

Bachelors

Bachelor (English) Bachelor (Dutch) Faculty
Biochemistry and Biotechnology Biochemie en biotechnologie Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Bioscience-engineering Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen Sciences
Biology Biologie Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Biomedische wetenschappen Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration Bedrijfskunde Applied Economics
Business Engineering Handelsingenieur Applied Economics
Business Engineering (major in Management Information Systems) Handelsingenieur in de Beleidsinformatica Applied Economics
Chemistry Chemie Sciences
Communication Sciences Communicatiewetenschappen Political and Social Sciences
Computer Science Informatica Sciences
Economical Policy Economisch Beleid Applied Economics
History Geschiedenis Arts and Philosophy
Law Rechten Law
Linguistics and Literature Taal- en letterkunde Arts and Philosophy
Mathematics Wiskunde Sciences
Medicine Geneeskunde Medicine
Pharmaceutical Sciences Farmacie Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Philosophy Wijsbegeerte Arts and Philosophy
Physics Fysica Sciences
Political Sciences Politieke wetenschappen Political and Social Sciences
Social Economic Sciences Sociaal Economische Wetenschappen Applied Economics/
Political and Social Sciences
Sociology Sociologie Political and Social Sciences
Veterinary Medicine Diergeneeskunde Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Masters

Master (English) Master (Dutch) Faculty
Biology: Cell and Systems Biology Biologie: Cel- en systeembiologie Sciences
Biology: Ecology and Environment Biologie: Ecologie en milieu Sciences
Biology: Evolutionary and Behavioral Biology Biologie: Evolutie- en gedragsbiologie Sciences
Biology: Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration Biologie: Biodiversiteit: Behoud en Herstel Sciences
Biomedical Sciences: Clinical Research Biomedische wetenschappen: Klinisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Biomedical Sciences: Environmental and Health Sciences Biomedische wetenschappen: Milieu en gezondheidswetenschappen Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Biomedical Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Biomedical Sciences Biomedische wetenschappen: Moleculaire en cellulaire biomedische wetenschappen Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Biomedical Sciences: Molecular Imaging Biomedische wetenschappen: Molecular Imaging Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Biomedical Sciences: Neuroscience Biomedische wetenschappen: Neurowetenschappen Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Biopharmaceutical Sciences Geneesmiddelenontwikkeling: Biofarmaceutische wetenschappen Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Chemistry Chemie Sciences
Communication Studies (Mediaculture) Communicatiewetenschappen (Mediacultuur) Political and Social Sciences
Communication Studies (Strategic Communication) Communicatiewetenschappen (Strategische communicatie) Political and Social Sciences
Comparative and European Politics Vergelijkende en Europese politiek Political and Social Sciences
Computer Science (Computational Science) Informatica (Computationele Informatica) Sciences
Computer Science (Computernetworks Distributed Systems) Informatica (Computernetwerken en gedistribueerde systemen) Sciences
Computer Science (Databases) Informatica (Databases) Sciences
Computer Science (Software Engineering) Informatica (Software Engineering) Sciences
Environmental Science Milieuwetenschap Political and Social Sciences
Film Studies and Visual Culture Filmstudies en visuele cultuur Political and Social Science
History Geschiedenis Arts and Philosophy
Law Rechten Law
Linguistics and Literature: Dutch Taal- en letterkunde: Nederlands Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics and Literature: English Taal- en letterkunde: Engels Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics and Literature: French Taal- en letterkunde: Frans Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics and Literature: German Taal- en letterkunde: Duits Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics and Literature: Italian Taal- en letterkunde: Italiaans Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics and Literature: Spanish Taal- en Letterkunde: Spaans Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics Taalkunde Arts and Philosophy
Literature of Modernity Literatuur van de moderniteit Arts and Philosophy
Mathematics (Fundamental Mathematics) Wiskunde (Fundamentele wiskunde) Sciences
Mathematics (Financial Mathematics) Wiskunde (Financiële wiskunde) Sciences
Mathematics (Teaching) Wiskunde-onderwijs Sciences
Medicine Geneeskunde Medicine
Nursing and Midwifery Verpleeg- en vroedkunde Medicine
Pharmaceutical Sciences Geneesmiddelenontwikkeling: Apotheker Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Philosophy Wijsbegeerte Arts and Philosophy
Physics Fysica Sciences
Political Communication Politieke communicatie Political and Social Sciences
Professional Multilingual Communication Meertalige professionele communicatie Applied Economics/
Arts and Philosophy
Social Economic Sciences Sociaal Economische Wetenschappen Applied Economics/
Political and Social Sciences
Social Work Sociaal werk Political and Social Sciences
Sociology Sociologie Political and Social Sciences
Theatre and Film Science Theater- en filmwetenschap Arts and Philosophy

Campuses

The four campuses are situated in the historic city centre and in the green belt to the south of the city.

  • City Campus: Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp
  • Campus Middelheim (Rector and central administration) : Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp
  • Campus Groenenborger: Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp
  • Campus Drie Eiken: Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp

Campus Middelheim

Template:Commons category Campus Middelheim is the name of the smallest of the campuses of the University of Antwerp. It houses the departments of computer science and mathematics of the university, as well as several administrative departements.

History

Historically, the Middelheim campus was owned by the Koloniale Hogeschool, that bought the terrains in 1923. After a name-change in 1949 to UNIVOG (Universitair Instituut voor de Overzeese Gebieden) and some fusions with other schools, campus Middelheim eventually became the property of RUCA (Rijksuniversitair Centrum Antwerpen) in 1965. With the merger of all Antwerp university institutes in 2003, the campus became property of the University of Antwerp. A remainder of the colonial past of the campus can still be seen above the main entrance of the A building, where the Belgian colonial star is still depicted.

Campus Infrastructure

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Photo of the main building (building A) of campus Middelheim

The A-building is the oldest building on campus (built in 1931 after a fire destroyed most other buildings on site). Today, it houses most of the administration of studies that are primarily lectured outside the Antwerp city campus.

The B-building houses university sport facilities, and is currently owned by Healthcity (former Sportopolis). The building houses a number of sport fields (badminton, squash) as well as fitness accommodations and a bar.

The C-building is an old colonial style building that houses the personnel departement of the university.

The D-building is a student dormitory for 129 students. It also houses the Atrium restaurant used by students and university personnel during lunch hours. As of end 2010, it was decided that this building will be torn down by the end of 2012 due to continued infrastructural problems with the building and the accompanying high maintenance costs. A campaign against the demolishment of the building was started by students at the beginning of 2011, and was reported on by several local media (ref).

The E-building functions as the home of the on-campus concierge. Also houses a meeting room for the sports- and studentcouncil of the university.

The G-building houses the university's departments of computer science and mathematics.

Academic ranking

Template:Infobox US university ranking Template:Unreferenced section 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 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:

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

Times Higher Education World University Ranking:

Year Rank (Change)
2012 192

Notable alumni

  • Guido Meulenaer • general editor of Trends magazine
  • Amoako Richard Nana, sp.a
  • Johan Vandewalle, Master, MBA, CIO PSA Antwerp NV & General Manager Cosmos NV

Economics

  • 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)

History

  • 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

Law

  • 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

Medicine

  • Jan Gheuens
  • Paul Stoffels (1962–) · Medicine • cofounder of Tibotec and Virco
  • Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (1940–2009), South African politician

Language 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)

Sciences

  • 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

Notable faculty

  • Marc Bossuyt, law
  • Rudy Martens, management
  • Bence Nanay, philosophy
  • Georgios Pavlakos, law
  • Dave Sinardet, social sciences
  • Christine Van Broeckhoven, molecular biologist
  • Christine Van Den Wyngaert, law
  • Frank Vandenbroucke, Applied Economics and Social Sciences

Student life

Sports

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

  • 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

Student organisations

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

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  • Biomedica
  • 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.

References

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External links

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