"After graduating in Applied Economics and Sciences at the University of Antwerp, I really want to gain further knowledge about the transport sector. The C-MAT programme seemed to be a good opportunity. In the first semester, several courses gave a more theoretical insight in many different aspects of the transport sector: economics, strategy, business environment, financing, policy, technology… To see how companies are approaching these issues in real life, many industry professionals were sharing their experiences and thoughts with us through a company visit or a presentation. These contacts gave also important networking opportunities. In the second semester, students had to make a choice between focusing on aviation or on maritime transport. I chose the former and three really specific courses about aviation (on air transport economics, air transport pricing and airport management) gave us a deep and detailed knowledge about different topics in the sector. On top of that, the ability to study a full year with people from each corner of the world gave me the chance to discover new ideas and thoughts about different issues in transportation. Overall, the C-MAT programme was of high value and I was very pleased to be a student in such an instructive environment."
Thomas Van Asch (Belgian)
PhD-researcher at the University of Antwerp
Maritime and Air Transport Management, major Air Transport