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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 2016-2017, the University of Antwerp has the following Francqui Professorship:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Design Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Andy van den Dobbelsteen – Universiteit Delft

    Promotor: Prof. dr. Tom Coppens
    Inaugural lecture: Monday March 6th, 2017 (5:00 pm/Citycampus/Hof van Liere/Tassiszaal)
     
  • Chair at the Faculty of Science:
    Prof. dr. Jeroen Raes –VIB en KULeuven
    Promotor: Prof. dr. Sarah Lebeer
    Inaugural lecture: Tuesday March 8th, 2017 (4:30pm /Campus Drie Eiken/Gebouw Q – Promotiezaal)

For the academic year 2016-2017, the University of Antwerp has the following chair International Francqui Professorship:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Law:
    Prof. dr. Wolfgang Schön – Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

    Promotor: Prof. dr. Bruno Peeters
    Inaugural lecture: Thursday March 16, 2017 (5:00pm/Citycampus/Hof van Liere/Tassiszaal)

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 (4:00pm/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