The University of Antwerp undertakes scientific research which is creative and innovative, and strives for international excellence. The University stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation.

Of course, the University of Antwerp wants to be the best at everything. But we are also realistic: excelling in every single research field is simply not possible. Instead, we have chosen to focus on disciplines in which we have long been world leaders. These are the University of Antwerp's 15 Centres of Excellence.