University of Antwerp
The University of Antwerp takes pride in the high-quality and innovative education and research it provides in an open and pluralistic environment. With some 14,500 students, the University of Antwerp is the third largest university in Flanders and offers high-quality accredited education programmes in seven faculties on three campuses.
The spirit of tolerance, pluralism and academic quality espoused by the university make its students intellectually ambitious, critical-thinking individuals who are well equipped to live and work in a multicultural society.
One of the university's main focuses is quality in research. The University of Antwerp has five research centres of excellence and a number of autonomous and interfaculty institutes.
In addition to fundamental scientific research, the university conducts much applied and policy-oriented research for national, European and international public authorities and for private companies and industry. Being located in Antwerp, a major port in a region with a strong economic power base and a rich cultural heritage, the university maintains close ties with the business world and society at large, creating a win-win situation for research and cooperation.