Over the years, the Faculty of Business and Economics has supplied the labour market with over 20.000 graduates. The faculty likes to keep in touch with these former students and has introduced a range of initiatives to enhance its relationship with alumni.
The faculty has its own alumni association, Alechia, which stands for Alumni Economie en Handelsingenieur Antwerpen (Alumni of Economics and Business Engineering in Antwerp). This association was founded as a common initiative of NSK alumni and Wikings alumni.
Alechia strives to enhance the student-friendly and education-driven character of the University of Antwerp in general and especially of the Faculty of Business and Economics. In this way, it wishes to contribute to the positive image of the faculty and to the University of Antwerp's further development. In addition, it aims to foster solidarity and friendships among its members by spreading information and organising events. As a result, Alechia is about enhancing cooperation not just between the faculty and the university, but also between its members.
The faculty organises Business Update Sessions to keep its alumni informed about current topics or trends. The sessions usually consist of keynote speaches and are followed by a networking reception. The sessions are free of charge for alumni. The next event is "Why Sustainability is inevitable in 2020", and takes place on 19 November 2020.
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The university also has a well-developed alumni community. In fact, our university's Alumni Office has become a fully-fledged instrument for strengthening the ties both between the university and its alumni and between alumni themselves. The aim is to keep graduates informed, provide services and bring people together. The University of Antwerp would like to be more than just a memory for its alumni. Instead, it aims to be a place that alumni can return to, come 'home' to for training, networking and social activities.