University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and an entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merge of three universities.

The University’s roots go back to 1852 and today has approximately 20000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. About 13% of those students are from foreign countries all over the world, with a majority from EU countries. In order to face the challenges posed by the internationalization of European education and research, the University is part of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA).

The University consists of many campuses, in the city center and in the neighboring region. The ATRS 2017 Conference will be held at the Stadscampus, the home of the Department of Transport and Regional Economics as well as C-MAT.

Venue: Stadscampus

Stadscampus, Hof van Liere

The central building of the University of Antwerp’s Stadscampus, better known as 'Hof van Liere', is part of the cultural and historical heritage of Antwerp.



The wonderful 16th-century Hof van Liere and the adjacent historical premises, which were erected by the Society of Jesus in the 17th century, are an oasis of tranquillity in the bustling city centre.

This ‘regal residence’ was built in 1516 for the then Mayor of Antwerp, Aert van Liere. The city had just entered its golden age, as this exquisite building in the Brabantine Gothic style testifies.