25 years of Doctoral Training @UAntwerp

25 years ago, the University of Antwerp started with its first doctoral training programme. Already at that time, it was focussed on enhancing interdisciplinarity and developing transferable skills.

The celebration will take place on Friday, the 26th of October 2018, in the new O-building, room O.1, on Campus Drie Eiken, from 15.00h until 17.30h.



15:00     Welcome

‘25 years of doctoral training at the University of Antwerp: a view of the past while dreaming of the future’ (Erik Matthysen, Chair Antwerp Doctoral School)

‘Perspectives on doctoral training’ (Margaux Kersschot, Antwerp Doctoral School)

15:30     Alumni testimonials

15:35     Panel discussion on ‘Employability: doctorate holders on the job market’

With among others Wouter De Geest (CEO BASF Antwerpen; President Voka), Karen Vandevelde (HR Manager University of Antwerp), Danny Van Assche (President UNIZO)

16:20     Intermezzo

David Eelbode (Faculty of Sciences, University of Antwerp)

16:30     Reception & speeddating

Doctoral candidates will get the opportunity for speeddating with alumni from their faculty.


Host: Valérie Gillis (Communication Department, University of Antwerp)