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Lotte De Middeleer wins first Wim Dings 'De Wielewaal' Prize for Ornithology
On Saturday 21 February, the University of Antwerp awarded its first ornithology prize in memory of Kempen ornithologist Wim Dings. Young biologist Lotte De Middeleer received the prize for her research on the impact of land consolidation on the red-backed shrike population.
New ACIM Newsletter
We are happy to announce the publication of our latest newsletter.
PrediCube makes online advertising more effective while respecting consumers' privacy
Belgian tech starter PrediCube, a spin-off from digital research center iMinds and University of Antwerp, uses big data analytics to make sure consumers get to see those ads that are truly of interest to them, thereby increasing click-through rates up to 300%, while putting its unique 'privacy by design' strategy center stage.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Law and Policy of the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan
On February 22nd the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp and the Center for Law and Policy of the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Lahore, Pakistan. On this occasion, Professor Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad gave a Faculty Lecture on 'Islamic Law: Pakistani Perspectives'.
Software can now be tested much faster
Did you know that internet giants like Amazon update their software every 11.6 seconds, on average? Testing this new software is very labour-intensive and takes a rather long time. But researchers at the University of Antwerp and VUB have come up with a solution.
New book on Accountability and Regulatory Governance
Koen Verhoest, Astrid Molenveld and Tom Willems publish chapter in new book an accountability and regulatory governance
Prof Koen De Feyter speaks in the European Parliament on the 'right to decide'
The Scottish referendum and the forthcoming Catalan consultation show that Europe is living in an evolving era regarding the self-determination processes. Koen de Feyter shows the larger picture of the right to self-determination in international law. Watch the video below.
University invests in alternatives to animal testing
The use of lab animals for scientific research is a significant societal issue. Whenever animal research is conducted at the University of Antwerp, we use the three Rs to ensure high levels of animal welfare: replacement wherever possible, reduction and refinement of animal testing.
Luke and Lucy - Auntie Biotica
A comic on correct use of antibiotics, now online available in English
Trial Sage Research Methods
A trial has been set up to Sage Research Methods & Cases for one month.
The network is back
Due to technical problems, the UAntwerp network was down all day. Website, Blackboard and mail were not accessible. All problems are now solved. The University of Antwerp apologises for all inconveniences.
Koen Verhoest attends round-table on public sector reform in Ireland
A comparative perspective on public sector reform in Ireland
On 2-3 February 2015, the Law and Development Research Group hosted an international preparatory meeting for a law and development conference.
Law and Development scholars from across Europe gathered for two days of intensive discussion and agreed to jointly organize a stocktaking conference on the future of law and development scholarship in Europe in the Autumn of 2016. At the preparatory meeting, the universities of Leiden (Van Vollenhoven Institute), Tilburg, Berlin, Abo, Warwick, Bern (WTI), Ghent and Brussels were represented.
Egg cell quality impaired by mother's obesity
Researchers at the University of Antwerp demonstrate a clear link between obesity and oocyte quality.
Aligned molecules promise faster telecommunications
Antwerp researchers have succeeded in aligning asymmetric molecules inside nanotubes for the first time. While this scoop is obviously of great fundamental scientific value, in the future it may also lead to applications in optical telecommunications. The publication of the results in Nature Nanotechnology has already proven the importance of the finding.
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