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Research within the Faculty of Social Sciences

Research is one of the main tasks of any academic. Our Faculty has a strong research tradition centered on various Research Groups working on specific thematic fields. 

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Communication Studies

Media, Policy & Culture (MPC)
Political Communication (POLCOM)
Media & ICT in Organisations & Society (MIOS)
Visual and Digital Research Center (ViDi)

Political Sciences

Research Group on International Politics (IP)
Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multi-Level Politics (ACIM)
Public Administration and Management (PA&M)
Media, Movements and Politics (M²P)
Citizenship, Equality & Diversity (CED)

Some of the political sciences research groups are also linked to support centres:

Steunpunt Bestuurlijke Organisatie Vlaanderen (Support Centre for Administrative Organisation Flanders)
Steunpunt Buitenlands Beleid (Support Centre for Foreign Policy) 


Centre for Population, Family and Health
Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS)
Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB)
Centre for Research on Environmental and Social Change (CRESC)
Theoretical Cultural Sociology

Support Centre for Equal Opportunity Policy
Support Centre for the Environment and Health

Training and Educational Sciences


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