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Francqui-Foundation

The purpose of the  Francqui Foundation is to encourage the prestige of disinterested fundamental research. It also provides Belgian scholars and scientists with indisputable moral support. The statutes clearly state that its objective is "to further the development of higher education and scientific research in Belgium".  This implicitly means that interuniversity collaboration is also encouraged.

For the academic year 2017-2018, the University of Antwerp has the following Francqui Professorship:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Vera Rogiers – VUB
    Promotor: Prof. dr. Guido De Meyer
    Inaugural lecture: Friday December 8th, 2017 (16:00, Campus Drie Eiken/building O/room O.08)
     
  • Chair at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Cas Mudde – University of Georgia

    Promotor: Prof. dr. Petra Meier
    Inaugural lecture: Thursday March 8th, 2018 (16:00, City campus/Grauwzusters Cloister)

From 2015 to 2018, the following professor acts as a Francqui Research Professor:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Sara Bals 
    – UAntwerpen
    Inaugural lecture: Wednesday March 14, 2018  (17:00, Campus Middelheim/G.010 -Jan Fabre)

From 2015 to 2018, the following professor acts as a Francqui Research Professor:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Social Sciences: 
    Prof. dr. Jan Beyers - UAntwerpen

    Inaugural lecture: dinsdag 14 april 2016 (16:00, Citycampus/Grauwzusters Cloister)
Titulars (Academic year 2011 until 2017)

Titulars (Academic year 2011 until 2017)

Contact

Birgit Houben Campus Middelheim, Building A
130
Middelheimlaan 1
2020
Tel. +32 3 265 31 39
birgit.houben@uantwerp.be