University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp (Dutch: UniversiteitAntwerpen) is a major Belgian university located in the city of Antwerp. Officially, the abbreviation for it is UA and UAntwerpen is more commonly employed. It is the University of Antwerp has about 20000 students, making it the third biggest school in Flanders. This University of Antwerp is characterised by its top-quality education, research that is internationally competitive and a nimble approach. It was established in 2003 following the union of three smaller universities.


These six campus are situated throughout Antwerp. Antwerp starting from the historical city centre all the way to the green belt that runs to the south of the city.

  • Stadscampus: Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen
  • Campus Mutsaard: Mutsaardstraat 31, 2000 Antwerpen
  • Campus Paardenmarkt: Paardenmarkt 92, 2000 Antwerpen
  • Campus DrieEiken: Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)
  • Campus Middelheim: Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen
  • Campus Groenenborger: Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen


The University of Antwerp has 30 academic bachelor programs with 69 master programs, 20 master-after-master programs and 22 postgraduate programmes. There are also 26 courses that are taught entirely exclusively in English (1 bachelor master, 16 master, six master-after-master , and 3 postgraduate programs). These programmes are split into 9 faculties.

  • Business and Economics
  • Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Arts
  • Design Sciences (including conservation and architecture)
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Science

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) is an institute with an autonomous faculty similar to UAntwerp status. Antwerp Management School is an autonomous school that is part of Antwerp University. University of Antwerp.


The University of Antwerp, as an actual research university is determined to be a leader in as many areas of research as is possible. This is the reason why that the University Board decided in 2010 to identify nine research frontline domains as well as three emerging research areas that are frontline within which Antwerp is a University of Antwerp is recognized as a world-class leader. The primary factor in the Board's selection was the need for long-term research excellence. This is why the 12 chosen domains encompass all areas where Antwerp University is a leader. University of Antwerp has a long-standing tradition of conducting cutting-edge research and is internationally acclaimed in terms of both quality and research output, and relevance.


The 2010, QS World University Rankings the University of Antwerp was ranked at 179th place overall. In 2009, the THE-QS World university rankings list (in the year 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to create distinct ranking), University of Antwerp was placed on a joint 177th spot.

Student Life

AntwerpenStudentenstad (Antwerp, city for students) works hard for a student-friendly city: sufficient and high-quality housing, a clean and safe student district, cheap rental bikes, cultural offers to great advantage, cheap and safe party areas, clear policies with respect to mounting posters and ragging, and much more.

Sports activities in The University of Antwerp are open to all students of the UAntwerp and, where is possible for UAntwerp staff, alumni and college students from Antwerp University and Colleges Association. Antwerp University and Colleges Association.

Antwerp has a broad system of student organizations. Every faculty has at least one organization usually even one for every discipline. The associations host a variety of events all through the year ("cantus" events, parties grand balls, as well as excursions into the culture). Students do not have to join an association, however it's an easy and enjoyable method to meet a lot of new people, and facilitate the process of integrating. The management (the "praesidium") or the members are able to give information about student life in Antwerp and on the various courses.

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