Professor Alain Verschoren is the University of Antwerp's rector from 2008 until 2016.
He was also chair of the Antwerp University Association (until autumn 2013), the umbrella association which incorporates the University of Antwerp and four university colleges in Flanders' biggest city. Between 2002 and 2008, Alain Verschoren was chair of the University of Antwerp's Board of Governors.
Alain Verschoren holds a Master in Mathematics (University of Antwerp, 1976) and obtained his PhD in 1979.
Verschoren has been a full professor in the University of Antwerp's departments of Mathematics and Computer Science since 1986. His fields of research include non-communicative algebraic geometry, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, bioinformatics and proteomics. Verschoren has written over 150 books and research papers, which have been published in internationally recognised journals.
He is a visiting professor at over twenty universities.