The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of three university institutions previously known as RUCA, UFSIA and UIA. Their roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 18 500 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 13% of the students at the University of Antwerp are international students.The University of Antwerp formes the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA) a strategic collaboration with 3 university colleges located in Antwerp.
The Flemish higher education system is undergoing some structural changes,
which have an impact on the organization of the international mobility.
As from the academic year 2013-2014 the academic Bachelor-Master
programmes, so far offered at university colleges, will be integrated into the universities. More information can be found on the website of the Flemish Ministry - Department of Education and Training (http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/hogeronderwijs).
With regard to the University of Antwerp this means that Design Sciences, Applied Engineering, Physiotherapy and Translation/Interpreting
organised at Artesis University College and Karel de Grote University
College are incorporated in an existing UA faculty or form a new one.
International students in these educational programmes will become
(exchange) students of the University of Antwerp.
The University of Antwerp has 9 faculties in
Applied Economic sciences
Applied Engineering, Arts
Design Sciences, Law,
Medicine and Health Sciences
Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
, Political and Social Sciences and Sciences. The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) have an autonomous, faculty-like status.
Doctoral programmes are available in most faculties.
The University has 9 campuses spread over the city. The city campus, Campus Mutsaard and Campus Paardenmarkt are situated in the historic centre (top photo). Campus Middelheim, Groenenborger and Drie Eiken are situated in the green belt to the south of the city.
- Campus Middelheim
(Rectorate, administration): Middelheimlaan 1, BE-2020 Antwerpen, tel. +32 3 265 30 51
City Campus: Prinsstraat 13, BE-2000 Antwerpen, tel. +32 3 265 41 11
Campus Groenenborger: Groenenborgerlaan 171, BE-2020 Antwerpen, tel. +32 3 265 32 11
Campus Drie Eiken: Universiteitsplein 1, BE-2610 Antwerpen-Wilrijk, tel. +32 3 265 21 03
Campus Hoboken: Salesianenlaan, 30, BE-2660 Antwerpen-Hoboken, tel. +32 3 613 17 00
Campus Merksem: Van Aertselaerstraat 31, BE-Antwerpen-Merksem, tel. +32 3 641 82 65
Zuid: Schildersstraat 41, BE-2000 Antwerpen,
tel. +32 3 240 19 02
Campus Paardenmarkt: Paardenmarkt 92, BE-2000 Antwerpen, tel. +32 3 213 79 15
Campus Mutsaard, Mutsaardstraat 31, BE-2000 Antwerpen,
tel. +32 3 205 6170