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Scientific Research Commission

Policy declaration

The Scientific Research Commission (CWO) undertakes initiatives with the aim of furthering fundamental, translational and clinical scientific research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. These initiatives aim to boost both the quantity and quality of scientific and applied research output.

The CWO therefore focuses on promoting and fostering:

  • The transfer of information about funding and fellowships among all faculty members
  • The number and quality of applications for scholarships and funding, by providing support to faculty members in terms of both content and form
  • Cooperation between research units in their use of heavy equipment, infrastructure and personnel with specific expertise
  • Networking between research units from different faculties and universities in an international context
  • The general public's awareness of scientific and applied research
  • Interest in the scientific research carried out by Antwerp University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • The integration of faculty research (and its results) in education
  • The suggestion of research topics for Master dissertations and the coaching and assessment of students
  • The coordination and follow-up of doctoral programmes, through the various PhD Commissions


Secretariat Scientific Research Commission Campus Drie Eiken
Building S - Office S.153
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 WILRIJK (Antwerpen)
Tel. +32 3 265 25 40
Fax +32 3 265 25 01