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 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.

YRN and the PhD journey

  • Pre: get to know other PhD students; practical information
  • During: cross-departmental information exchange; research synergies
  • Post: bridge between alumni and faculty; job opportunities


  • Offline: we organise informal after-work / lunch events where we can all meet on a regular basis. The forum can also be used to provide you with any help or information you may need concerning your PhD process.
  • Online: join us on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn