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 focused on enhancing interdisciplinarity and developing transferable skills.

The celebration took place on Friday 26 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 Wouter De Geest (CEO, BASF Antwerpen; President, Voka), Willy Verstraete (President, FWO), Karen Vandevelde (HR Manager, University of Antwerp), Danny Van Assche (CEO, UNIZO)
Moderated by Chris Van Den Abeele (Journalist, VRT)

16:20     Closing remarks

By David Eelbode (Faculty of Sciences, University of Antwerp)

16:30     Reception

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