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BASF-Deloitte Chair in Sustainability

The inaugural address of the BASF-Deloitte Chair in Sustainability took place on Thursday 25 October 2012.

This chair is a joint project between the Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp.

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Prof. Bob Colebunders (UAntwerpen) tests hypothesis in the battle against nodding disease

The nodding disease leads to epileptic seizures among children and disrupted regions in South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
Professor Colebunders has been recently discovered that the black fly probably caused the disease. By destroying the black fly, the disease seems to disappear in Uganda. If we can confirm this assumption, the nodding disease can be treated.
VLIR-UOS is funding exploratory research of professors Geert Haesaert (Ghent University), Bob Colebunders (University of Antwerp) and Emilio Ovuga (Gulu University) for the cause of nodding within the South Initiatives program. The first hypothesis focused on the influence of mycotoxins, a sort of fungi in the diet. To examine the new piste of the black fly, there are additional resources needed.

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Professor Emeritus Albert Beken prizegiving - 12/10/2012  

The fifth biennial Professor Emeritus Albert Beken prize was awarded on Friday 12 October 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Grauwzusters Chapel, Lange St. Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp.


New Chair in Evidence-Based Vaccinology

In cooperation with VAXINFECTIO (University of Antwerp), researchers from CenStat/I-BioStat (Hasselt University) have been investigating the spread of infectious diseases in Belgium for the last fifteen years.

Their research has resulted in a book: ‘Modeling Infectious Disease Parameters Based on Serological and Social Contact Data’


Deloitte Belastingconsulenten to sponsor fiscal research and education in the University of Antwerp's Faculty of Law            

DELOITTE Belastingconsulenten's sponsorship is proof of the business world's willingness to support education and research in human sciences.

The project was officially inaugurated on Thursday 4 October.


Zonta Tutoring Prize

The Zonta Tutoring prizegiving ceremony was held on 20 September 2012.

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New Master in Safety Sciences          

The new Master programme in Safety Sciences was introduced with the support of five companies:


The first formal event for this Master programme took place on Wednesday 12 September and was attended by BASF, CEPA, the Antwerp Port Authority and Mensura. NMBS Holding signed up to support the Master in Safety Sciences on 20 September.     

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On Thursday 16 February 2012, Vice-Rector Johan Meeusen and Jan Rachels of went on ATV to explain how works and how the University of Antwerp is participating in the campaign.


Renewal of the Acerta Chair in Social Profit

On Wednesday 23 November 2011, the University of Antwerp and HR service group Acerta renewed their cooperation in the Acerta Chair in Social Profit.

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Professor Christine Van Broeckhoven to receive a bequest of €750 000        

You can find the press release here.


Zonta Tutoring Prize 

The fourth Zonta Tutoring Prize was awarded on Thursday 13 October 2011.


Chair in Evidence-Based Vaccinology academic seminar     

On Tuesday 21 June 2011, the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) hosted the second Evidence-Based Vaccinology academic seminar, organised with the support of Pfizer.


Cor Voets Foundation  

Every year, the Cor Voets Foundation offers financial support to three underprivileged students starting degree programmes in the exact sciences at the University of Antwerp.


Advanced Research in Addiction Medicine & Psychiatry academic seminar           

Friday 20 November 2009 saw the organisation of an academic seminar for the Chair in Advanced Research in Addiction Medicine & Psychiatry.


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