The University of Antwerp (UA) was founded as a public academic institution in Antwerpen, Belgium in 2003. UA has approximately 23,000 Belgian and international students enrolled in its reputable faculties, which makes the university the third largest in the region. UA offers intensive programs to its students concerning design sciences, law, applied economics and engineering, medical and health sciences, social and political sciences, as well as numerous others.
University of Antwerp Mission Statement
The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society.
The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility.
The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions.
The University of Antwerp develops, unlocks and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, education and services in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. The University of Antwerp promotes active pluralism. Taking this approach, we encourage critical research, education, reflection and debate around scientific, societal, philosophical and ethical issues.
The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and we therefore aim to stimulate the international orientation of all our students and staff members.
The University of Antwerp has explicitly opted for an internationally oriented interpretation of the three core tasks:
- service to society
None of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.
Students at the University of Antwerp are offered maximum opportunities for acquiring international learning experiences. We pursue an active policy of international cooperation which aims, for example:
- to promote student exchanges
- to foster an open global vision among our students
- to develop international training components and study programmes
- to attract talented students from abroad
In addition, the University of Antwerp conducts creative and innovative scientific research that strives for international excellence. We encourage our researchers to seek out international collaboration and to play active, prominent roles in the worldwide research community by means of scientific publications and research projects.
The same international orientation is reflected in the scientific services we provide to society. By sharing and transferring our knowledge, the University of Antwerp aims to contribute to societal progress on a global scale. In this area, we place special emphasis on university development cooperation.
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