The Department of Research Affairs & Innovation (ADOC) operates in close cooperation with and under the direction of vice president of the research council Prof. Ronny Blust. He represents, supports and promotes the university’s research activities and research policy within the Flemish research landscape.
Also is the department under the direction of the vice president Valorisation and Development Prof. Silvia Lenaerts, in particular the Valorisation Office.
As head of the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, Tim Engels directs and coordinates the overall operation of the department, the Research Council and the IOF-council; he also assists in the implementation of the research, innovation and valorisation policy of the University of Antwerp.
The Department of Research Affairs & Innovation integrates these units, each with their own Head of Unit:
- Grants Office (Anne Adams)
- Valorisation Office (Jurgen Joossens)
- Research Affairs Unit (Jord Hanus)
Furthermore, the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, in close cooperation with ANET (ADBIB) represents the University of Antwerp in the Centre for R&D monitoring (ECOOM).