FBE contributes to knowledge development by fostering fundamental as well as applied scientific research, in the field of business administration, engineering management and economic policy. Our research activities include high-quality doctoral research, externally funded research (both theoretical and applied), and high-quality publications. Valorising this research within both society and education is an important part of our research mission.
We have a long tradition of strong links with the private sector and society in general, which is facilitated by our location in the economic heart of Belgium, and more specifically in the multicultural city of Antwerp. We welcome socially responsible entrepreneurship and the new trends pervading society. Therefore, our research community also disseminates their expertise to the business community and policy makers, leading to a societal impact.
Furthermore, research results are integrated into the course content, giving students insight into the latest evolutions in the field.