Chairs

Chairs at the University of Antwerp can only be established through the contributions of individuals, associations and companies. The themes and objectives of chairs may vary, but there is always a link back to society. Activities undertaken within the scope of a chair could include: attracting a guest professor, organising a series of lectures, teaching a new subject, conducting research... there are many possibilities, as long as the focus remains on the three key aspects of education, service provision and research.

Establishing a chair is very simple. Let's go over the practical details.

A few conditions:

  • A chair must have a minimum duration of three years with an annual minimum amount of 70,000 euros.
  • Each chair is established in consultation with the faculty concerned. It gives you the unique opportunity to link your organisation or brand to the name of the chair.
  • A chair usually focuses on three pillars: education, research & service provision.
  • A chair can be established by means of a donation or a contract.

Donation chairs:

  • Make a donation into bank account number BE42 7310 4624 7854 including the payment reference 'fiscaal attest' (tax certificate) and the name of the research project
  • No contract or agreement needed
  • Not subject to VAT
  • You will receive a tax certificate for your donation

Contract chairs:

  • Agreement between the two parties
  • Certain arrangements can be made in the contract
  • Subject to 21% VAT, payment by invoice
  • No tax certificate