Business and Economics

Young Research Network

Faculty of Business and Economics

Our vision

YRN, short for Young Research Network, is an organisation of doctoral students from the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at the University of Antwerp. Our main goal is to make sure that PhD students and postdocs of various departments get to know each other. We are convinced that the opportunity to network and to share experiences is an important aspect of the PhD journey apart from our academic work.


We organise activities connected to the PhD research such as a LaTeX workshop or an alumni career event to explore possible post-PhD options. You can also join our social network events, for example after work drinks or a team building dinner after the FBE Doctoral Day.
Although our main focus are the FBE PhD students, we also like to connect with other PhD students within the University of Antwerp. Therefor, in the summer of 2023, we organised a first interfaculty PhD drink with over 70 colleagues from 7 different faculties.


Send an email to and we will keep you updated on future activities.

You can also connect on LinkedIn.​