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University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp
Universiteit Antwerpen
Logo of the University of Antwerp
Established 1852
Type Public
Rector Alain Verschoren (2008-2016)
Students ± 20 000
Location Antwerp, Belgium
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, the abbreviation UA should no longer be used.

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]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Faculties 2
  • Campuses 3
  • Academic ranking 4
  • Notable alumni 5
    • Economics 5.1
    • History 5.2
    • Law 5.3
    • Medicine 5.4
    • Linguistics and Literature & Philosophy 5.5
    • Political and Social Sciences 5.6
    • Sciences 5.7
  • Notable faculty 6
  • Student life 7
    • Sports 7.1
    • Student organisations 7.2
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

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 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

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
  • Social Sciences
  • Science

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) has an autonomous faculty-like UAntwerp status and Antwerp Management School is an autonomous school within the University of Antwerp.

Campuses

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

Rankings
ARWU[4]
(2015, national)
5-6
ARWU[5]
(2015, world)
201-300
QS[6]
(2015/16, national)
6
QS[7]
(2015/16, world)
185
THE[8]
(2015/16, national)
3
THE[8]
(2015/16, world)
190

In the 2010 QS World University Rankings[9] 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.[10] An overview of the THE-QS World University Rankings up to 2009:

Year Rank (Change)
2005 235
2006 252 ( 17)
2007 187 ( 65)
2008 195 ( 8)
2009 177 ( 18)
2010 179 ( 2)
2011 197= ( 18)
Times Higher Education World University Ranking

:

Year Rank (Change)
2012-2013 192
2013-2014 164
2014-2015 170
2015-2016 190

Notable alumni

Economics

History

Law

Medicine

Linguistics and Literature & Philosophy

Political and Social Sciences

Sciences

Notable faculty

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:

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

References

  1. ^ "World University Rankings 2014-2015". Times Higher Education. 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "QS World University Rankings® 2014/15". Top Universities. 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities". Shanghai Ranking. 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 - UK". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2015/16 - United Kingdom". Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2015/16". Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "World University Rankings 2015-16". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2010 Results". 
  10. ^ "QS World University Rankings". Top Universities. 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
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External links

  • Universiteit Antwerpen Official Web site
  • More information about higher education in Flanders/Belgium (in English)
  • Find an officially recognised programme of this institution in the Higher Education Register

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